Written on 2/26/2010 07:08:00 PM by poison_ivy
With the pletora of mobile phones in the market, it's really hard to make a decision on which phone to buy. Take the Google Nexus One and the HTC Desire. Both are almost identical handsets, made by the same manufacturer but with different brandings. The Nexus One is Google's own branded mobile phone while the HTC Desire is HTC's with their own Sense UI.
If you get right down to it, the scales seems to be tipped against the Nexus One. First, according to reports, the HTC Desire will be priced £100 lower than the Google Nexus One (I'm assuming this refers to the unlocked price of both mobile phones), second, the HTC Desire has a customized UI aka the HTC Sense which gives customers a more user-friendly experience. Third, the HTC Desires's ROM comes with Flash 10.1 (based on the leaked ROMS floating around of course, there's no word whether the official HTC Desire ROM will have Flash), of course Nexus One owners can have the same ROM too by rooting their mobile phone. Fourth, almost all UK Telcos seems to be getting the HTC Desire while if you get the Nexus One on contract, you're stuck with Vodafone. Fifth, you can probably buy the HTC Desire in store or online while you can only get the Nexus One via Google's website.
Of course, there are some things that the Google Phone has going for it. For one, although the Sense UI is good, once there's a new version of Android out, those with the HTC Sense ROM will likely be getting a delayed update because HTC has to tweak Sense to make it compatible with the newer version, and probably the best reason to get the Nexus One (for some): that Google logo at the back definitely makes more of a statement.
Well, whichever way you go, one thing's for sure: you're getting the latest smartphone.