Power and performance in a sexy body and intuitive interface makes a Phone of the Year. We were looking for innovative tech that was as exciting as it was easy to use - and the HTC Desire beat off some serious competition to take it.


A fluid, powerful Android phone, the Desire is made gloriously simple to use by HTC's fantastically well-designed Sense interface. Perfect integration with Google makes for seamless Gmail, contacts and calendar sync, while social networks can be streamed to phone via HTC's Friendstream widget.


The trademark chin on HTC phones has been flattened to a mere nod to its design heritage, while its Teflon back in the hand makes us feel all warm and fuzzy.The Android 2.2 OS adds serious PC power with the ability to act as a Wi-Fi hotspot, voice control and XXX, while Google Maps now comes with voice navigation. Flash support means the browser displays the web in all its glory, and the camera now boasts 720 video.


Charming, individual and as powerful as you want it to be, the Desire is the perfect all-rounder for email, web, social networking and sat-nav, whether you're a techie old-timer or first time user.


The shortlist
Apple iPhone 4
Samsung Galaxy S
Nokia N8
BlackBerry Torch 9800
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10


Written by Mobile Choice
Mobile Choice

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