After a string of massive hits from HTC using the Android platform, such as the multi-award-winning HTC Hero, the Desire had a lot to live up to.
But it's more than exceeded people's expectations. Reviewers and consumers alike have been hugely impressed by the amazing multi-media experience that the Desire offers - thanks in no small part to its richly colourful AMOLED, 3.7-inch screen.
The handset has also been heavily praised for its intuitive and practical user interface that combines a trackball with a touchscreen and multi-touch commands, as well as the powerful 1GHz processor that facilitates efficient multi-tasking.
6th December 2013
Ad-supported service coming to smartphones.
4th December 2013
Court battle reveals all.
29th November 2013
Number-switching comes to flagship phone.
28th November 2013
Unofficial version outed.
26th November 2013
New flagship detailed.
25th November 2013