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HTC Desire™ Available From 27 April On Telstra's Next G™ Network

Sydney, Australia – March 25, 2010 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, and Telstra today announced the availability of the Android-powered HTC Desire smartphone, which will be available from 27 April exclusively on Telstra’s Next G™ network – Australia’s largest and fastest 3G network.

“HTC Desire continues HTC’s leadership in cutting-edge phone design and function,” said Anthony Petts, Sales and Marketing Director ANZ, HTC Corporation. “The new HTC Sense experience enhances the user’s ability to personalise their smartphone, discover endless possibilities with applications, and stay close to people like never before.”

Some of the applications featured on this enhanced version of HTC Sense include a new newsreader application and widget, an innovative seven-screen ‘helicopter’ thumbnail view for quick and easy access to specific screens, as well as a new widget called ‘HTC Friend Stream’ that seamlessly aggregates users’ social communication including Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr into one organised flow of updates.

“HTC Desire gives customers unprecedented ability to personalise their mobile,” said Ross Fielding, Executive Director, Mobility Products, Telstra. “Not only can customers select from a massive ecosystem of free and paid-for applications from the Android Market – as well as Telstra apps like Mobile FOXTEL– but they can completely re-configure how shortcuts and applications appear on their phone. Add to this a fast 1GHz Snapdragon processor, the Next G network’s unsurpassed coverage and speed, and Google’s latest Android operating system for mobiles and you have one of the most responsive, intuitive and exciting smartphones to launch in 2010.”

Customers can register their interest in HTC Desire from today by visiting www.telstra.com.au/htcdesire.

Key Features

* The latest HTC Sense™ user experience
* Operates on Google’s new Android 2.1 operating system for smartphones
* Fast 1 GHz Snapdragon processor
* Integrated applications from Google including Gmail and Google Calendar
* Advanced 3.7 inch, WVGA AMOLED display with pinch-to-zoom capability
* 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
* HTC Friend Stream that seamlessly aggregates all of a customer’s social communication including Facebook®, Twitter, and Flickr into one organised flow of updates
* Automatically lowers the ringer volume when the phone is picked up
* Mutes the ringer when the phone is flipped face down
* Backs up certain data and settings to the microSD card automatically, such as SMS/MMS messages, bookmarks, Wi-Fi passwords, and more

Availability and Pricing
HTC Desire will be available for $0 on Telstra’s $60 consumer Phone Plan for 24 months (minimum total price $1440), or can be purchased outright with a RRP of $779. Customers can also take the handset on a mobile repayment option (MRO) with an eligible plan and pay off the $779 over 12 or 24 months. It is available from Telstra stores and dealers from the 27 April.

Consumer customers can register their interest in HTC Desire by visiting: www.telstra.com.au/htcdesire

Telstra Business customers can also purchase HTC Desire. It will be available on the $65 plan for 24 months (minimum total price $1560) which includes 300MB of data. HTC Desire will also be available on a range of Telstra Enterprise & Government plans from 27 April.

About HTC
Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC's portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense®, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.