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HTC Legend
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Manufacturer HTC
Slogan Sculpted by us. Personalized by you.
Series A Series
Compatible networks GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz HSPA/WCDMA 900 2100 MHz
First released 1 April 2010
Predecessor HTC Hero
Successor HTC One V
Type Slate smartphone
Dimensions 112 mm (4.4 in) H
56.3 mm (2.22 in) W
11.5 mm (0.45 in) D
Weight 126 g (4.4 oz)[1]
Operating system Android 2.1 Éclair (upgradable to 2.2 Froyo) with HTC Sense. Unofficially to 2.3.7 with CyanogenMod 7
CPU Qualcomm MSM 7227 600 MHz processor
Memory 384 MB RAM
512 MB ROM
Storage microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
microSD slot: supports up to 32 GB
Battery 1300 mAh
Internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Data inputs Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display, volume controls, proximity and ambient light sensors, GPS
Display 320 × 480 px (0.15 megapixels), 3.2 in (81 mm), 180 PPI, HVGA, AMOLED
Rear camera 5 megapixel with auto focus, widescreen photo capture, geotagging
Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Hearing aid compatibility M4[2]

The HTC Legend was a phone manufactured by HTC Corporation in Taiwan for the Android platform. It was unveiled by HTC during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 16 February 2010[3] and went on sale on 10 March 2010.

The Legend is the successor to the HTC Hero and is slimmer and smaller than its predecessor with minor hardware enhancements. It has a 3.2 inch active-matrix OLED (AMOLED) display.

The Legend's body is made from one block of aluminium. It has a removable battery, which slides out from a compartment at the bottom of the phone. In North America, it was first offered by Virgin Mobile Canada and Bell.[4][5]

In Malaysia, the HTC Legend debuted on 3 major operators DiGi, Maxis and Celcom.[6]

At its release, the unit shipped with Android 2.1 (codename Éclair). Starting November 2010, there was a firmware update to Android 2.2 (codename FroYo). The update was customized by various carriers to suit their respective networks, and as such has been released to different groups at different times. Most upgrades are expected to occur over the air.

Vodafone and Virgin were first to release the update to the European public on 15 November 2010.[7][8] HTC released the update to unlocked handsets throughout Europe on 9 December 2010[9] and throughout India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan on 15 December 2010.[10][11][12] The update was released to Canadian customers on Bell Mobility and Virgin Mobile on 16 March 2011.[13]


Early reviews of the HTC Legend have been mostly positive, with critics praising its design and improved HTC Sense user interface and increased performance over its predecessor, the HTC Hero. Critics have also praised the optical trackpad at the bottom of the phone which replaces the analogue trackball on the HTC Hero with a better design, whilst complementing the aesthetics of the phone.

CNET UK reviewed the phone on 8 March and awarded the phone 9.2/10.[14]

Gizmodo reviewed the phone on 8 March and praised it for its build quality, incremental hardware upgrade, improved responsiveness, and new features making it a good successor to the HTC Hero.[15]

Nonetheless, some users are reporting issues, notably with the antenna and call reception quality, and lack of consistent carrier support.[16]

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