I wrote over a month ago about Engadget finding an FCC filing that pointed toward HTC's Legend heading to AT&T (and many Canadian carriers), and now Virgin Mobile Canada has launched the HTC Legend for $79.99 on a three year contract with a $50 per month data plan option according to AndroidCentral.
Surely this addition will receive a warm welcome as AndroidandMe mentions that Virgin Mobile's "only other smartphone options include the iPhone and a collection of Blackberry handsets. Hopefully, the introduction of the HTC Legend is only the beginning of Virgin Mobile’s support for Android devices on their network in Canada."
- 3.2" AMOLED display
- 5MP camera
- 600MHz processor
- Android 2.1
- HTC Sense
- optical trackpad
- unibody aluminum construction
Engadget also comments on the likelihood of AT&T seeing this phone in the near future, saying "that Yanks should be getting in on the fun relatively soon as well."
I had a chance to get a hands-on look at the phone myself here in Germany about 3-4 weeks ago and liked it, but I did manage to get my fingernail stuck underneath one of the buttons on the front in the first minute. It may have been because the display model was no longer doing great after being handled by lots of customers, but I just thought I should mention that incase there was any interest on the site for the phone.
Image from AndroidandMe