Berne, 19 April 2010
HTC's new flagship Android mobile phone, the HTC Desire, will be available from Swisscom from 19 April 2010. The superphone is equipped with the new Android 2.1 operating system and enables access to the Android market with its wide range of applications and simple use of all Google services. The UMTS mobile phone also boasts a touchscreen and fast 1GHz processor. The HTC Desire is available with a NATEL liberty mezzo subscription for CHF 99 in all Swisscom Shops and specialist outlets.
In June 2009 Swisscom successfully launched the first Android mobile phone, the HTC Magic. Now the HTC Desire comes up trumps with seriously attractive new features. Thanks to the 9.4 cm AMOLED touchscreen, menu navigation is easy and fast, and document views can be minimised or maximised by "pinching". Practical Google services like Google Maps, Google Search, GMail and Calender are pre-installed. The phone is HSPA- and WLAN-enabled and comes equipped with GPS. It also features a 5-megapixel camera for photos and videos.
The HTC Desire is equipped with HTC Sense, which allows you to personalise your mobile phone by adding all the widgets you need for your individual needs. HTC Sense also makes it easy to manage your contacts. The Friend Stream feed pulls Facebook, Twitter and Flickr updates into a single pane, summarising all the latest information - e-mails, SMS, calls or Facebook entries - right next to the photo of the contact. The HTC Desire comes with additional practical services: The Internet browser shows more than websites. If you keep your finger on a term for longer, you can access the Wikipedia entry for the term or have it translated into another language using the Google translation service.
The HTC Desire is available with Liberty surfing subscriptions (NATEL liberty piccolo, NATEL liberty mezzo, NATEL liberty grande and NATEL xtra-liberty mezzo) as well as NATEL BeFree in all Swisscom Shops and specialist outlets. With NATEL liberty mezzo the phone costs CHF 99, and with NATEL BeFree CHF 49. The price without a subscription is CHF 749.