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MWC 2010: HTC Desire, Officially Announced and Running the New HTC Sense Interface

HTC Sense is probably the best UI in the mobile industry right now, but a revamp is always welcome, so that’s what HTC is doing right now. The new version of the interface is set to debut on the HTC Desire handset, announced yesterday in Barcelona.

This Android 2.1 phone should hit the market in early Q2 2010 and the new Sense UI will be available as an upgrade on current HTC Hero models in Europe soon afterwards. Many think that HTC Desire is a rebranded Nexus One handset, specially since it packs much the same features of Google’s model.

Desire uses a 3.7 inch capacitive AMOLED touch display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution 512MB ROM, 576MB RAM and a microSD card slot with support for 32GB cards max. There’s also a 1GHz processor under the hood and the specs list of the rebranded Nexus One also includes HSPA, WCDMA, GSM, 7.2 Mbps 3G connectivity, WiFi, GPRS, EDGE and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity.

The new Android model packs a 5 megapixel camera with support for facial detection, autofocus, flash, widescreen capture and geotagging. To end the feature list there’s a 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio, an accelerometer, a digital compass, proximity sensor, HTC widgets and the HTC Peep Twitter app.

As far as the new HTC Sense version is concerned, this UI now features a function called Friend Stream, an app available as a widget and used to organize all social networks available on the device, with a single flow of data and updates. The new interface also incorporates a better browser, email client and more. Fresh video of the HTC Desire, after the break:

[via HTC]