New HTC Android phone - HTC Legend launched on O2
The all new HTC Legend is the latest HTC android phone to feature the Android 2.1 operating system. This new Android phone takes the features of the previous Hero handset and further improves on them, the HTC Legend still offers a 5.0 mega pixel camera but with improved optics plus some new feature enhancements from the manufacturer.
The HTC Legend is empowered with cool ways to keep in touch with various circles of friends or colleagues delivered with a super intuitive interface.
One big enhancement relates to the main navigation function which was via a trackball system in the previous Hero phone, the HTC Legend switches this for the new optical track pad which is operated by sliding your finger across as opposed to having to physically move the original trackball.
This negates the wear and tear associated with the rubberised trackball system which many previous users complained about through extended use of the Hero handset.
Running the HTC Sense user interface over the top of the Android OS the Legend is slick and smooth in its navigation, a new addition to the phones applications is Friend Stream, this organises activities such as social network updates, emails and text messages from the contacts database and displays them in one stream of information of one of the handsets home screens keeping the user comprehensively up to date with all of their friends online activity.
The HTC Legend has also been joined by two new handsets from the manufacturer, the new HTC Desire is a larger phone that incorporates a 3.7 inch AMOLED touch screen display as opposed to the smaller 3.2 inches of the Legend.
The most recent release is the new HTC HD Mini which is a slimmed down version of the previous HD2 model, the HD Mini shrinks the main touch screen down from a massive 4.3 inches to a more reasonable and manageable 3.2 inches whilst still packing in the features of the original phone.
The HTC Legend is one of many new Android phones to be released of late, competition somes from the Motorola Milestone, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, Samsung Galaxy Portal, LG GW620 InTouch Max and new LG GT540 Swift.
The Legend does have a unique design aspect carried over from the HTC Hero which is commonly referred to as the phones 'chin', this relates to the bottom of the phone which is angled inwards which not only improves on voice clarity during conversation but also protects the handsets touch screen when placed face down by slightly lifting it above the surface.
There are further network launches planned for this latest Android phone over the coming weeks as well as a Pay As You Go release very soon.
- GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz, Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate, A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, Internal GPS antenna
- Camera: 5 megapixel color camera with Auto focus and flash, Widescreen photo capture and Geotagging
- Display: Type: AMOLED capacitive touch screen with pinch-to-zoom capability, Size: 3.2 inches, Resolution: 320 X 480 HVGA
- Platform: Android 2.1 (Eclair) with HTC Sense. Storage: ROM: 512 MB, RAM: 384 MB, Expansion slot: microSD memory card (Supports up to 32 GB)
- Automatically lowers the ringer volume as soon as the phone is picked up, Mutes the ringer when the phone is flipped face down, Backs up certain data and settings to the microSD card automatically, such as SMS/MMS messages, bookmarks, and Wi-Fi passwords
Presenting HTC Legend - fine art in pocket-sized dimensions. This sculpted alloy beauty is both a visual inspiration and a potent conduit to your social life - online and off. The sleek unibody design with a brilliant AMOLED display and a brushed metallic finish, feels great in your hand and stirs admiration from those around. Along with powerful social networking, group communication, and unmatched level of personalization, the HTC Legend is set to impress you. The HTC Legend raises personalization to a whole new altitude. An expanded selection of widgets brings more live content to the surface, for your instant enjoyment. There is even an online widget library, so no matter what your personality, there is content to help you get more out of your phone.
The HTC Legend builds on the tradition of designing our phones to focus more on WHO we communicate with, rather than the tools used, like email, SMS or calls. The HTC Legend excels at helping you stay in touch with the different circles of friends or colleagues in your life. The new People widget lets you bring any group you create on your phone right to the surface for easy access to calling, messaging, emailing them or simply checking up on their social networking updates. The HTC Legend also simplifies the way you tend to all your social networks. With Friend Stream, the various interaction with your friends across multiple social networks, like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr are brought into a single easy to follow stream of updates, photo posts, and shared links. Friend Stream also lets you shout out your thoughts or feelings with all your online friends with a single update that gets broadcast to both Facebook and Twitter. The HTC Legend is loaded with hidden little design touches that are sure to delight you.