Perhaps the most interesting phones shown off at Mobile World Congress this month were the HTC Legend and Desire. The depressing part about those phones is the fact that there was no announcement as to when the phones would be available in the US. There are still no firm release dates, but at least there are some rumors which seem to make a bit of sense.
The first rumor is saying that the HTC Desire will possibly be heading to AT&T. This goes along with AT&T’s announced plan to offer one unnamed HTC Android phone by the end of the year. The Boy Genius Report’s source claims the phone will be sold as the HTC Desire, though might see some minor physical changes before coming to market, mostly just changes to the casing of the phone if anything.
The second rumor from Boy Genius Report says that the HTC Legend will be making its way to Sprint. Since Sprint carried the Legend’s predecessor, the Hero, it makes a lot of sense. However, it looks like Sprint might be making it even more obvious where the phone comes from by renaming it the Hero2. As with the original Sprint Hero, expect the Hero2’s design to be modified, though likely not as heavily.
There’s currently no release date on either phone, which is depressing. If these rumors prove true, it wouldn’t be too shocking given the recent past of Android phones/announcements. That being said, I’m sure I’m not the only one who would prefer a T-Mobile Desire, and have the Legend keep its current design. There may be room for those, but we’ll just have to wait to find out.
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