An old friend of mine, Geordie, has recently posted his appraisal of the HTC Desire, considered against his own iPhone 3Gs. It makes a good read.
Want the capsule summary? He puts it like this:
I think the Desire, the HTC brand and the Google OS are all direct threats to Apple’s smartphone market and they better make up another batch of addictive koolaid before the tides turn. I don’t think they will.
It’s about time we got a bit of competition in this market before all innovation slowly stagnates under the control of Big Brother Jobs. 😉