The HTC Legend is a new Android-powered smartphone that incorporates an enhanced HTC Sense experience. It boasts a unique design with a smooth, continuous surface, machined from a single aluminum block into a seamless compact frame. To complement its looks, the HTC Legend includes a stunning 3.2 inch, AMOLED HVGA display. The traditional trackball has also been replaced with an optical joystick, surrounded by a narrow button to improve usability without interrupting its unique design.
HTC Sense is a user experience focused on putting people at the centre by making phones work in a more simple and natural way. This experience revolves around three fundamental principles that were developed by observing and listening to how people live and communicate. These core tenets of Make It Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected continue to be the key to the new HTC Sense experience.
The new HTC Sense experience continues to focus on improving user interactions with the most important people. This begins with a new HTC application and widget called HTC Friend Stream that seamlessly aggregates all social communication including Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr into one organised flow of updates. This simple aggregation makes it easier than ever to focus on what friends are doing as well as to view the images and links that they share. In addition to Friend Stream, people can be organised into specific social circles, such as groups of friends, colleagues or any other way that makes sense.
The new HTC Sense experience also introduces broad improvements to applications including the browser, email client and others. In addition, the new version of HTC Sense includes a new newsreader application and widget, as well as a new seven-screen ‘Leap’ thumbnail view for quick and easy access to specific screens.
Nikitas Glykas, regional director of HTC South Eastern Europe and the Middle East, said, “The HTC Legend combines power with style to give a unique offering. Sculpted from a single block of aluminium, it delivers a broad range of functions and features, while offering a distinct and attractive design that reinforces HTC’s reputation as a leader in innovation. It’s a significant addition to our product portfolio in the Middle East and complements our efforts to consolidate our position in the region’s smartphone market.”
The HTC Legend will be broadly available to customers from Q3 2010.