Feb 16 AT 5:25 AM Taylor Wimberly 29 Comments

HTC Desire has been accepted by almost every key carrier in every key country

HTC just held their Mobile World Congress press event and announced the HTC Desire and Legend as expected.

Vodafone was the first carrier to announce support for both phones, but it looks like the HTC Desire will be launching on a multitude of carriers.

HTC is working with a record number of mobile operators to launch our their new devices. According to Engadget, the HTC Desire “has been accepted by almost every key carrier in every key country we (HTC) work with.” HTC has strong relationships with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon and we expect every carrier will want to carry this device in stores.

A new version of Sense UI was also shown off that features pinch zoom on the home screen, which HTC calls Leap.

The HTC Desire is very similar to the Nexus One with a few minor additions. The Desire features an optical trackball (vs physical), Sense UI (vs stock Android), physical buttons (vs capacitive touch), and 576 MB of RAM (vs 512).

Google was able to launch the Nexus One for $179 with 2 year contract or $529 full price, so expect the Desire to be near that price range.

Check back later today for tons of new pics and video of the Desire and Legend.

Source: Engadget

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