By September 15, 2010

HTC Announces Desire HD and Desire Z

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The rumours were true! The successors to the Desire are here in the form of the Desire HD and the Desire Z. Announced earlier today in London, these phones are HTC’s latest and greatest phones to date. The Desire HD is the european version of the very successful EVO 4G on the Sprint network in the US, and the Desire Z is the HTC Sense version of the G2 on T-Mobile USA. And both come with the latest version of Android and HTC Sense, with HTCsense.com, that enables backups of texts and call logs, remote wipe and the ability to locate your phone.

Read on for details of the phones…

 

Desire HD

Supporting a huge 4.3″ SLCD capacitive touchscreen and a 1GHz Snapdragon, the Desire HD is the surely one of the biggest phones available in the UK. Other cool features is that it is running 2.2 Froyo with the new version of HTC Sense, 8MP camera with 720p video recording, 1.5GB of internal storage, a 1230 mAh battery and a whopping 768 MB of RAM! But the most disappointing thing about the Desire HD is that it doesn’t have a kickstand like the EVO 4G does! Unbelievable! So when will it ship? Pre-order it here now sim-free for £420 inc VAT and expect it shipped by October 13th. See full spec sheet below…

  • 1 GHz Snapdragon Processor
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) with HTC Sense
  • Internal phone storage: 1.5 GB
  • RAM: 768 MB
  • 123 x 68 x 11.8 mm (4.84 x 2.68 x 0.46 inches)
  • 164 grams (5.78 ounces) with battery
  • 4.3-inch SLCD touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution
  • HSPA/WCDMA: ? Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz Upload speed of up to 5.76 Mbps and download speed of up to 14.4 Mbps
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Internal GPS antenna
  • G-Sensor
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with FTP/OPP for file transfer, A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, and PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • 8.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus and 2x LED flashlight
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Audio supported formats – Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9) Recording: .amr
  • Video supported formats – Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), .xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3) Recording: .3gp
  • 1230 mAh battery
  • Talk time: Up to 320 minutes for WCDMA, Up to 550 minutes for GSM
  • Standby time: Up to 490 hours for WCDMA, Up to 420 hours for GSM
  • microSD expansion (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz DC output: 5 V and 1 A AC adaptor
  • Dolby® Mobile and SRS surround sound
  • Share pictures, video or music to your big screen TV or PC display via DLNA® (Digital Living Network Alliance)

Desire Z

HTC’s first own-brand Android QWERTY slider is here, named the HTC Desire Z (Also known as the G2 in the USA). The Desire Z, like it’s big brother, also runs Froyo with the new version of HTC Sense, 1.5GB of internal storage and the Desire Z also has 720p video recording. But thats where the similarites stop, as unlike the Desire HD, the Desire Z has a sliding QWERTY keyboard, 5MP camera, a 1300 mAh battery, a 3.7″ SLCD screen and a 800MHz processor. Shipping alongside its big brother on October 13th, the Desire Z is available here for £370 inc VAT sim-free, but expect contracts from the carriers to come for both phones in the next couple of weeks. See full specs below…

 

  • A 800 MHz Processor
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) with HTC Sense
  • Internal phone storage: 1.5 GB
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • 119 x 60.4 x 14.16 mm (4.69 x 2.38 x 0.56 inches)
  • 180 grams (6.35 ounces) with battery
  • 3.7-inch SLCD touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution
  • HSPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz Upload speed of up to 5.76 Mbps and download speed of up to 14.4 Mbps
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Z-slider QWERTY keyboard
  • Internal GPS antenna
  • G-Sensor
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with FTP/OPP for file transfer, A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, and PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit
  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • 5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus and flashlight
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Audio supported formats – Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9) Recording: .amr
  • Video supported formats – Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9) ? Recording: .3gp
  • 1300 mAh Battery
  • Talk time: Up to 400 minutes for WCDMA Up to 590 minutes for GSM
  • Standby time: Up to 430 hours for WCDMA Up to 430 hours for GSM
  • microSD expansion (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz DC output: 5 V and 1 A AC adaptor
  • Share pictures, video or music to your big screen TV or PC display via DLNA® (Digital Living Network Alliance)

So what takes your fancy? A huge screen or the sliding QWERTY? And if they are as a big of a hit as the original Desire was, these could control the UK phone space for many months to come…

Posted by Patrick

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