HTC has announced the launch of the Android-based Legend in India.

Witha a sleek uni-body design and a brushed metallic finish, the HTC Legend sports a unique design with a smooth, continuous surface, machined from a single aluminum block into a seamless compact frame. The Legend also includes a 3.2-inch, OLED HVGA display. The traditional trackball has also been replaced with an optical joystick, surrounded by a narrow button to improve usability without interrupting its unique design.

“HTC Sense was created to magnify your ability to create and define your own unique mobile experience,” said Ajay Sharma, Country Head, HTC India. “HTC Legend takes Android to another level in both substance with an enhanced HTC Sense experience and also scores high in style with HTC Legend’s revolutionary crafted aluminum uni-body design.”

The Legend has a new application and widget called Friend Stream that seamlessly aggregates social communication including Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr into one organised flow of updates. In addition to Friend Stream, people can be organised into specific social circles, such as groups of friends, colleagues or any other way that makes sense.

The new HTC Sense experience also introduces improvements to applications including the browser, email client and others. In addition, the new version of HTC Sense includes a new newsreader application and widget, as well as a new seven-screen ‘Leap’ thumbnail view for quick and easy access to specific screens.

The HTC Legend includes a 5 mega-pixel autofocus camera with LED flash, GPS antenna, Wi-Fi and 3.5G connectivity, 3.5 mm stereo audio jack connector and a variety of multimedia entertainment services.

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