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U.S. Cellular Launches CDMA HTC Desire

Douglas Carter
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U.S. Cellular launched their second Android device, the HTC Desire, as a CDMA version for $199.95 after a $70 mail-in rebate on Friday. Their first Android device, the Samsung Acclaim, was launched just a few weeks ago, according to TalkAndroid. The Desire is HTC's Sense-UI based Android handset that features specs very similar to the Nexus One.

The CDMA HTC Desire version has not yet been announced for an Android 2.2 upgrade, according to Phandroid.

AndroidGuys writes that U.S. Cellular should be seeing more Android devices in their line-up soon:

This marks the second of five promised Android phones from the carrier. Look for a pair of LG handsets later this year, preceded by a Samsung Galaxy S series phone in October.

Phandroid notes that U.S. Cellular's "version of the HTC Desire doesn’t come with the 3.7-inch AMOLED display it originally debuted with – HTC’s been switching over to Super LCD due to shortages – but the differences are said to be nearly indistinguishable."

The HTC Desire hasn't seen much usage in the US, but now that a CDMA version is circulating in the States, we may be seeing more of the phone. TalkAndroid hopes "that one of the other major US CDMA carriers picks this gem up… Sprint, are you listening?"

Head over here for the official press release from U.S. Cellular.

Other Sources: AndroidGuys, Phandroid, TalkAndroid

Image from AndroidGuys