U.S. Cellular launching the HTC Desire on August 27th

Being the sixth largest carrier in the U.S. is no small feat — and once you’re there, you’ve gotta make sure to roll with the times to keep your customers for defecting. U.S. Cellular seems to realize that Android is all the rage right now, and has been embracing it well: they’ve got the Samsung Acclaim (exclusively, even!) already, plans to launch a Galaxy S variant in October, and, according to their people, “two LG Android-powered phones following closely behind”.

But wait, there’s more! On August 27th, U.S. Cellular will be launching the HTC Desire to the hungry hands of their 6.2 million customers

Sure, the Desire may be a slightly tweaked version of the Nexus One — which Google just more-or-less killed off. Don’t let that ward you away; the Desire is still one sweet, sweet piece of phone. With a 1 Ghz CPU, a 3.7″ AMOLED screen, a 5 megapixel camera, and a neat little optical trackpad, the Desire is still one of the all-around best Android handsets out there 6 months after its debut.