What is the secret of the HTC Desire's power?
Ever since the T3 award-winning HTC Hero waltzed into our lives with its ultra-sleek design, sumptuous UI and Google's mobile OS, the Taiwanese mobile manufacturer had set the benchmark for making all-round impressive Android phones.
A year on and those cutting-edge minds at HTC have served up a smartphone many (including a number of the T3 team) argue is better than the iPhone.
The 1GHz Snapdragon processor lives up to its potential, making every action fast and judder-free; every transition smooth.
2/ Sense UI
The HTC Sense user interface adds extra gloss to Android, with more home screens, widgets and simplified navigation.
3/ Flash support
The HTC Desire is capable of playing Flash video, meaning you can view any treat from YouTube.
4/ Web wonder
Browsing the web is speedy and the mix of Flash and 3.7-inch screen means websites render well.
The five-megapixel camera is the best yet from HTC, capturing reasonably sharp images. It throws in a decent LED flash too.
The Desire features excellent video capture at 800x480 pixels and a superb screen to view it on. The bundled 4GB microSD provides adequate storage.
7/ Social networking
Facebook is integrated with HTC Sense, meaning you can sync your Facebook buddies with their phone book entries, giving a very easy way to check their status updates.
Push email over Exchange as well as Gmail and other webmail accounts is supported. You’ll never be out of touch again.
10/ OLED screen
The OLED serves up vivid colours, helps make the Desire a little slimmer and may save battery. It suffers a tad outdoors, though.