Android-Based HTC Legend Will Debut Next Month

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An accidental slip-up by a European wireless carrier has reveled that the HTC Legend is going to hit the market soon. This smartphone will run Google’s Android OS, and offer an HVGA Touchscreen and a 5 MPx camera.

HTC LegendKPN briefly posted the Legend on its website, giving many of the specifications of this smartphone, and a notice that it will be released in March.

This isn’t the first time details on the HTC Legend have leaked out. In fact, a complete specifications list for this model first came to light way back in December.

A Familiar Look
Some of HTC’s first Android-based models used a design that featured a “chin”, and this feature will live on in the Legend.

The front will feature a 3.2-inch HVGA AM-OLED capacitive Touchscreen above a set of buttons and a trackpad.

The Legend will be based on a 600 MHz processor, with 256 MB of RAM and a microSD memory card slot for additional storage.

HTC LegendIt will be a GSM phone with 3G mobile broadband, Wi-Fi b/g, and Bluetooth 2.1. This model will also sport a GPS receiver and an FM transmitter.

In addition, this smartphone will include a 5 megapixel camera, 1300 mAh battery, 3.5 mm headset jack, compass, and G-sensor.

A Google OS, an HTC Experience
The Legend will run Google’s Android OS, though what version it will debut with is not yet known. This means it will come with a suite of communication and entertainment apps, many of which have strong ties to Google’s services, like Gmail and Google maps. There is also a library of over 20,000 apps available for this operating system.

On top of Android will be HTC Sense, this company’s alternate user interface that expands on Google’s standard one.

Pricing and Availability
Although the Dutch carrier KPN revealed its plans to release the HTC Legend next month, its not known what other companies also have their eye on this smartphone.

And not even KPN has reveled what it plans to charge for it.

Source: KPN

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