Award-Winning Features From the Desire and More With the HTC Desire S
One of the memorable smartphones that came out in 2010 is HTC’s Desire. At the time, this was the best smartphone mobile phone technology had to offer. In fact, the phone was so cutting edge that it won the mobile phone of the year award. A testament of the Taiwanese phone manufacturer’s success is its consolidated sales this May of 2011 that reached $1.42 billion. This broke last year’s sales of $656 million. The Desire had a large role to play in this success. It seems that the company has nowhere to go but up. One of the handsets that have the potential to make the company’s success rise even further is the Desire’s successor the HTC Desire S.
When we compare the predecessor and the successor, their spec sheets are relatively the same. They share the same 3.7 inch S-LCD display offering the same resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Another feature that still remains the same is their 5 MP camera. Their cameras come with LED flash and autofocus. Dimensions are relatively the same. The original version is 119 mm high, 60 mm wide, and 11.9 mm thick. The S version is 115 mm high, 59.8 mm wide, and 11.6 mm thick. Lastly, they share similar 1 GHz single-core processors. The Desire is powered by a 1 GHz Scorpion processor Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon chipset. The HTC Desire S is powered by a 1 GHz Scorpion processor Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset. The only difference is in their GPU. The predecessor comes with an integrated Adreno 200 GPU. The successor comes with an integrated Adreno 205 GPU. This delivers more intense graphics compared to the original version.
The difference can be seen in the Android OS version the handsets come pre-installed with. The Desire comes pre-installed with the Android 2.1 version the ?Ã¯Â¿Â½clair. Now, it can be upgraded to the 2.2 version the Froyo. The HTC Desire S comes pre-installed with the latest Gingerbread version. With the Desire, you would have to upgrade to the Froyo version to enjoy 720p videos at 30 frames per second. The S version comes with this feature straight out of the box thanks to Gingerbread. Furthermore, there are a number of new features such as a better virtual keyboard, optimized power management, and smoother multi-tasking.
The Desire has now evolved into the HTC Desire S. Users can now enjoy more from an award-winning handset with modern features.