looks good, but I somehow dont find it as exciting as I thought...
The shape/colour/specs are too close to Nexus One. Other than the nice little touch of physical buttons, optical mouse and FM Radio (which I agree is a good feature to have), the phone looks somewhat like a well done Nexus One replica.
The one BIG BIG BIG concern i have over this handset is HTC's software support. however brilliant Sense UI is for the desire, judging from the way HERO's software are maintained, any Desire users can forget about any decent software updates while owning the handset. Nexus One got its first update globally within 3 weeks of initial release, such support wont happen for Desire.
The tradeoff would be Sense UI vs future Android native updates. Sense UI has a pretty face, I loved it from HERO and would like to get back on it at some stage, but not sure if I would like to get on board Desire knowing Nexus One has far better supports and same hardware capability.
The Andriod 2.1 also incorporated most features that previously only available in SenseUI, so unless the new version of Sense UI bring something unique to the table, I would personally let Google takes care of my software.
Also bear in mind that even Nexus One has not been officially released in UK yet. IF Desire releases only late in the year, It might be worth holding off for the next generation of andriod handset, the HTC Supersonic and the 1.5GHz Snapdragon one (or perhaps even Nexus Two).
Having said all these, I might just be unable to resist the temptation if the desire is really a thing of beauty