Regional operator Cellular South gets the 'Nexus One's big brother,' HTC Desire

HTC Desire

Earlier today, HTC said its Android-powered Desire smartphone would be coming to select regional operators in August without naming who they would be.

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Now, Cellular South has announced that it will be getting the device, which sports a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and Android 2.1 with the HTC Sense UI. The regional carrier did not announce pricing or exactly when the Desire would launch.

Earlier this year, I handled the Desire, and HTC told me it's something like the big brother of the Nexus One, offering the same screen, the same chips, same camera and everything, but with a different body, updated optical trackball and HTC's UI.

Indeed, it feels very much like the Nexus One, but provides a whole different experience because of the Sense interface.

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