This year at the 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. HTC revealed 2 new android powered devices from their long list of smartphones. HTC projects a US launch for both the Legend and Desire in the early part of the second quarter this year. The Legend is the upgrade to the mildly successful sprint Hero and features a 600mhz processor running both android 2.1 (Éclair) and HTC sense . Its has a AMOLED 3.2 in 320×480 HVGA display which on first glance in stunning. Along with a visually attractive display it also posseses a 5 mega pixel camera with flash, auto focus and geo tagging capability. Also intergrated in the hardware of this device is a 3.5 mm headphone jack and micro usb charging port. Perhaps the biggest design upgrade from previous HTC devices is the implementation of a full aluminum unibody construction which makes the device feel very solid and well built. HTC announced that the future of HTC will be going more towards this design and moving away from the plastic construction of the past. Also in this years lineup is the HTC Desire. The Desire features a 1ghz snapdragon processor which makes web surfing and streaming very fast and productive. It also has a slightly larger screen at 3.7 inches which in turn translates into a better resolution at 480×800 WVGA. This device does not feature a unibody construction and is very similar to the recently launched Nexus One. Both these devices in terms of hardware are very much alike but with some very small differences such as a face recognition feature on the camera of the Desire. Both phones support micro sd cards expandable up to 32gb and both also have a feature that will turn down your ringer volume when you go to pick up the device. Android 2.1 along with HTC sense work seamlessly together and the upgrade to 2.1 Éclair makes workflow and customization much easier. I’ve been a fan of Android since the release of the G1 but found that as a novice user it can be quite cumbersome to learn and get the feel of. 2.1 however has made progress towards better usability and I feel that more people will learn to enjoy the android OS because of this. Look for these two phones to have a US launch very shortly. Both are very powerful devices and as I don’t like the chin styling the on the Legend, both are very beautiful devices and feel well built and good in the hand and with the upgrade to Android 2.1 it increases usability. HTC looks like its heading in the right direction with the launch of this new line. I look forward to seeing some of the other devices they have in store for us hopefully sooner then expected. J King. Streetfire Design.