When US Cellular first announced their intent to carry the HTC Desire, some industry writers were skeptical. While most immediately thought of what we know as the Desire (Android 2.1, Sense UI, 5.0-megapixel camera, etc.), others thought that US Cellular's "Desire" referred to a device similar to the DROID Eris (since "Desire" was its code name prior to launch).
US Cellular posted the following on their Facebook page:
"Hungry for more Android info? How about a peek at some specs for the gorgeous HTC Desire including a 3.7" AMOLED touchscreen display, 5 MP camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi, GPS, Android Market and an 8 GB microSD card. How about news of a launch date around July? We'll need to make sure our rigorous testing is complete bef...ore you can get your hands on this sweet phone. Stay tuned here for more exclusive Android updates!"
The industry argument continues - if US Cellular is actually getting this device, why haven't the big four (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) spoken up? Honestly, they don't need to. Verizon has the DROID Incredible (with nearly identical specifications), Sprint's getting the EVO 4G, AT&T is picking up five Android devices this year, and T-Mobile continues to lead in the number of Android devices offered. Since we haven't seen a CDMA-equipped Desire just yet, it's possible that US Cellular's "Desire" may be something similar to the DROID Incredible.
If you're a US Cellular user (or live in a US Cellular market), does the news excite you?
Thanks to one of our tipsters!