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HTC launches Desire HD and Desire Z phones

New Android smartphones unveiled

HTC Desire HD

The HTC Desire HD with its large 4.3 inch touchscreen display

HTC has announced two new smartphones – the HTC Desire HD and the HTC Desire Z. Both phones are upgraded versions of the acclaimed HTC Desire and run on the Android operating system.

It also unveiled an improved version of its Sense interface and a new website, HTCsense.com, which allows users to remotely access their phone through their computer.

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HTC Desire HD

The HTC Desire HD is a large phone with a 4.3 inch touchscreen display. On the back of the handset is 8Mp autofocus camera with dual LED flash. This can also record HD video.


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It’s wi-fi and HSDPA-capable for fast web access and also has a GPS receiver. The Desire HD is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and has 1.5GB of internal memory.

HTC Desire Z

HTC Desire Z

The HTC Desire Z with its 3.7 inch touchscreen and sliding Qwerty keyboard

HTC also announced the new HTC Desire Z. This has a smaller 3.7 inch touchscreen plus a sliding full Qwerty keyboard. The hinge on the keyboard is specially designed to allow easy access to the top row of keys and there are programmable shortcut buttons.

The new phone has a 5Mp autofocus camera, 1.5GB of internal storage and an 800MHz Qualcomm processor.


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HTC Sense

Both phones run on the Android 2.2 mobile operating system so have customisable homescreens and can access the Android Market.

And both include HTCs updated Sense interface. This includes new features such as a unified email inbox for all your accounts and pre-loaded or pre-cached maps that eliminate delays while moving. HTC also unveiled Smart Boot which dramatically reduces turn on times.

HTC Sense.com

HTC also announced HTCsense.com, a new website that allows you to access your phone from your PC. The feature means that you can see your contacts and search text messages from your computer.

And if you lose your phone you can track it via GPS, call it or or even remotely delete all your data.

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