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HTC launches HD Mini, Legend & Smart

This evening, HTC Philippines launched 3 new smartphones — the HTC HD Mini, HTC Smart and the HTC Legend — each one running a different OS.

Qualcomm 7227 600 MHz processor
3.2-inch display @ 320×480 pixels
384MB RAM, 512MB ROM
up to 32GB via microSD
HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi router
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
5MP autofocus camera
FM radio with RDS
GPS w/ aGPS support
1200mAh Li-Ion battery
Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Professional

The HTC HD Mini is positioned as a smaller version of the popular HTC HD2 (albeit with a slower CPU) but has some pretty interesting features like multi-touch support, pick-to-mute, and the WiFi router function. The HD Mini will be available by May for a suggested retail price of Php29,200.

HTC Smart
300 MHz processor
2.8-inch display @ 240×320 pixels
256MB RAM, 256MB ROM
up to 16GB via microSD
HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
Bluetooth 2.0 w/ A2DP
3.15MP camera w/ LED flash
FM radio with RDS
1100mAh Li-Ion battery


It’s got no WiFi and no GPS so that could be a disappointment to many. The HTC Smart will be released this May for a suggested retial price of Php12,900.

HTC Legend
Qualcomm MSM 7227 600MHz CPU
3.2 inches AMOLED display @ 320×480 pixels
384 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
up to 32GB on microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 2 Mbps
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
5MP autofocus camera with LED flash
Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS w/ aGPS support
1300mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 2.1 with HTC Sense UI

As reported earlier, the HTC Legend is looking to be the upgrade to the HTC Hero with a unibody design, Android 2.1 and an AMOLED display. The HTC Legend is now available in stores with a suggested retail price of Php31,700 (right in the middle of my estimates last week).

All three units will have the usual HTC Sense UI as a layer on top of the operating system. The HD Mini might be in a rocky position considering the handset will not be eligible for the Windows Mobile 7 upgrade when it becomes available.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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40 Responses

  1. Calvin says:

    paano ka nakaattend ng event kung nasa bicol ka? :P

  2. chad says:

    Hi sir, may you please compare xperia x10 and legend? In terms of features. Thanks! :)

    -Sent via YugaTech Mobile App

  3. Spidey says:

    Remotely attended the launch! Wohooo!

    Lucky boy Calvin, congrats for winning the raffle!

  4. Calvin says:

    haha thanks. pero wala pa saken yung phone so hindi pa official. :P

  5. yuga says:

    @calvin – to think you were there earlier, I thought you’d blog about it ahead of me.

  6. snpklsdmbldr says:

    walang HTC Desire! why does the Philippines gets the UGLY android phones first? T_T

  7. daddy joey says:

    pacanton ung nanalo ng HTC HD mini. hehe! photos of the event posted on my blog :) tnx

  8. I so envy those people who attended the event… ohh… well.. tsk! tsk!

    a friend actually got me a present… pics of rhian ramos!! :)

  9. the yawner says:

    Aww… Just a couple of bucks short of an Xperia X10. Guess I’ll just have to wait for my budget to reach that amount, or for HTC to launch the high end handsets (Desire et al) and possibly drive the Legend’s price down.

  10. cris says:

    Quite pricey pa rin. At Php18k puede na hehe… *kuripot mode*

  11. Kyle says:

    How would the Legend’s price affect the Hero? Isn’t the Hero’s local price higher?

  12. rob says:

    No Incredible?

  13. dongv says:

    IMHO, HTC Legend should be running iPhone OS, hehe!

  14. yuga says:

    @Kyle – should bring down the price of the Hero under 30k.

    @rob – the Desire is next, then the Incredible

  15. Adrian says:

    I like the HTC HD Mini. It’s kinda cool :)

  16. robert says:

    kelan irerelease ung Desire and Incredible? this month rn kaya? :D

  17. Miklos says:

    Samsung Galaxy S here in Philippines please :)

  18. Kevin says:

    abe, do you know any android phone but with a qwerty keypad (not a slideup) ?

  19. Miguel says:

    Yup, a BlackBerry Bold form factor Android would be nice –

    come to think of it, I don’t think anyone else besides RIM has done that form factor + resolution.

  20. snpklsdmbldr says:

    is it safe to say that HTC Desire, when released here in the Philippines will cost more than 31 thousand since it is way better than the legend? :D of thats the case then i’ll just buy for it abroad :D

  21. Gar says:

    Are these actually available in stores? I haven’t seen an HTC Legend on display or available in the metro area. Checked mega, trinoma and sm annex.

  22. the yawner says:

    I checked last week and checked again yesterday. Megamall still doesn’t have these phones. One store had the WinMo phone HD2, but the most recent HTC handsets they have on display: Hero and Tattoo.

  23. Aldrin says:

    saan kayang store meron na ng HTC Legend?

  24. the yawner says:

    I’ve checked Megamall last week and still no dice. In Galle, I took note that Wellcom is selling Hero at around 25K (possibly acknowledging that Legend will be out soon), pero wala din. MOA is still no go. But I found this one small shop there that has an HTC Desire. Kaso 40K! Ouch…

  25. Aldrin says:

    @the yawner saan yung small shop na yun? thanks.

  26. Kyle says:

    Meet the HTC Wildfire(aka. Mini Desire)


    Man, I was about to get a tattoo but this got me thinking. oh and Cheaper Desire FTW. Can’t wait for this baby to launch

  27. rj says:

    i bought htc legend sa singapore last may 1st 2010. sa peso equivalent php 24,000. i am very much satisfied with android 2.1 at ang tulin mag browse ng internet sa wi-fi hotspots. ang bilis mag-load ng mga pictures. lamang ang htc legend sa iphone 3G kase nakakapanood ako ng videos sa facebook, etc. ang unique ng friendstream at ang dali mag download ng mga free apps sa android market. sobrang ganda ng kulay at ang linaw ng mga downloadable free wallpapers. ang dami rin mga ringtones na free sa android market na pwede mo directly download at install when you browse using wi-fi. matulin din mag-transmit ng bluetooth files mula sa blackberry 9700 to htc legend. ang napuna ko lang yun speaker sa likod ng legend na kadalasan ay natatakpan kapag nakalapag sa table, kaya parang humihina ang sound, pero very minimal lang ito kase palagi naman naka-vibrate din ang setting ko. classic ang unibody aluminum design at ito ang nagbigay ng edge kase mas mukha syang mamahalin kumpara sa mga plastic bodies ng ibang smartphones. the htc legend weighs just right at di sya mabigat di rin sobra gaan. i have also iphone 3G, blackberry 9700, nokia n95, nokia E71, nokia E66, nokia n85 at nokia n86 pero dahil sa bagong try ko ang android 2.1 nagulat ako sa galing ng OS kumpara sa ibang phones na meron ako. sa experience ko, daily ako nag charge ng battery (every evening) kase nag drain na ang battery sa dami ng mga naka-load na apps. overall, worth sya ng money na binayad sa ganda at husay ng htc legend.

  28. sealwhisker says:

    Hi guys ako po ay naka destino dito sa singapore and would be very willing to supply you any information about specifications, prevailing prices of new and used cellphones, lcd displays, pc, laptops, game consoles, psp, ps3, xbox, nintendo and all other electronic gadgets an appliances.

    Lots of new products available in both used and new items since singapore turnover rate of these gadgets are quite high.

    If you would like to order, i can deliver door-to-door the items you want.

    Please do email me ([email protected]) your inquiries and it would be my pleasure to assist you on your electronics appliance needs.

  29. rj says:

    dear sealwhisker, can you please provide the prevailing price of htc desire? also, please confirm when will htc desire be sold in singapore (if it is not yet available now).

  30. sealwhisker says:


    Sure, HTC Desire was available just 2 weeks ago. Out of the 3 telcos here only M1 is offering the unit at retail of S$988 without contract. Other phone shops can get at S$890 for cash buyers.

  31. sealwhisker says:

    Hold my horse! Nokia N8 please come to singapore fast. Im gonna get this one due to the fact all my friends either got iphones or htc and i dont wanna be using phones they already have. Plus check nokia n8 features, its a stunner.

  32. kyuth_rcb says:

    anyone knows if HTC Wildfire already available in Singapore? And how much the cost?

  33. Migs says:

    MGA TANGA!!!!!!!!

    cno ang mga nghahanap or ng hihintay ng HTC Incredible?



    Exclusive lng sya sa VERIZON.!!!

    I’m a 14 years old kind. at kaya. I bet 20 above na ang EDAD nyo. hndi nyo alam yun?


  34. sealwhisker says:


    No need the explicits here buddy, i presume your younger than 14 with the trash came out from your tiny head. I guess too much mtv

  35. hukares says:

    @Migs: stupid lang ang gagamit ng hindi na unlock na phone. ;)

  36. albert says:

    actually guys, tama rin naman na di magkaka incredible sa pinas pero mali yung rason na dahil locked sa verizon ang incredible. di magkakaroon nun dahil cdma siya, hindi siya gsm. so, di siya mapapasakan ng sim.

  37. hannibal says:

    Hi guys i have legend,i offer u all that legend is like baby legend is pecfectly handsome. Better than sex. I bought this in thailand and costed me 18000 baht. I dont know how much in peso. I have no complain, to this,products htc. Its bliliant . U’ll be enjoy and satisfield buying legend i call it baby.

  38. popoy says:

    @ MIGS: hoy hunghang kang bakla ka, wag ka magkalat dito sa yugatech ng katarantaduhan mo, dun ka na lang sa GMA 7 o ABSCBN blogs at sites maglandi leche ka madalas ka nman kasi dun haha, para kang pulubi, kung saan2 napapadpad amp, at mga chong, 35 na yang mokong na yan feeling bata lang, well isip bata naman kasi talaga haha! at least ako aminado ako na 17 nako at since 2006 lurker na ko ni boss yuga hehe

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