It's almost a given that HTC may have a little announcement for us next Monday, but chances are you'd like to let Windows Phone 7 settle in for a bit while you cling on to your trusty green bot. Assuming neither the Desire HD nor the troublesome Desire Z / G2 tickled your fancy, you now have two more options for consideration: a "phantom black" Legend and a "brilliant white" Desire (as seen a few weeks ago). Patrons in Europe should be seeing these new handsets starting this month, but here's a caveat: we're told that rather than going 100 percent SLCD for the Desire, it's actually a mix of both SLCD and AMOLED, so be sure to double-check with your store before handing over your hard-earned euros.
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HTC launches phantom BLACK HTC LEGEND AND brilliant WHITE HTC DESIRE for European markets

HTC offers premium mobile experience with new finishes for HTC's popular Android smartphones


LONDON, UK – 04 October, 2010 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today unveiled a new colour and finish for two of its most popular Android-based smartphones, HTC Legend and Desire.

The uniquely-designed and iconic HTC Legend will be available with a phantom black finish. The style and form factor for which the HTC Legend has become known remains the same, with its smooth, continuous surface, machined from a single aluminum block creating a seamless compact frame.

HTC Desire is also now available in brilliant white for the first time, providing a stunning new look for the phone which has become popular for the richness and quality of its visual and multimedia experience.

"We are always looking for ways to broaden the customer's mobile experience," said Florian Seiche, President of HTC Europe, Middle East and Africa. "We understand that our customers love to express themselves, whether it is through their music, fashion or their mobile phone. We work hard to provide a strong portfolio of mobile phones, to give our customers the variety and choice in terms of experience, look and feel, that they crave.

"There has been a real passion for these phones since they launched. The phantom black HTC Legend and brilliant white Desire cap a quality mobile experience with an exclusive and premium finish."

Availability

The phantom black version of the HTC Legend and brilliant white edition of the HTC Desire will be available through mobile operators and retailers across major European markets from October 2010.