HTC Announces HTC Desire HD, Desire Z and HTCSense.com

HTC finally announces HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z in London today. All of them are Android phones and on top of these announcements, they also introduces HTCSense.com. On a quick note, HTCSense.com is the Android version of Microsoft MyPhone app but much more.

Out of the 2 phones, HTC Desire HD has a better specs  (but without the keyboard). I guess it is the equivalent of EVO 4G. The HTC Desire Z has a special hinge for sliding out the keyboard. It is strange that HTC provided a bigger capacity battery (1300 mAh) to HTC Desire Z (3.7-inch screen) than to HTC Desire HD (Battery capacity: 1230 mAh) (4.3-inch screen). Below are their specifications. I like to see them all in one post 🙂 .

HTC Desire HD


Weight

  • 164 grams (5.78 ounces) with battery

Display

  • Type: Touch screen with pinch-to-zoom capability
  • Size: 4.3 inches
  • Resolution: 480 x 800 WVGA

CPU Processing Speed

1 GHz

Platform

Android™ 2.2 (Froyo) with HTC Sense™

Storage1

Internal phone storage: 1.5 GB
RAM: 768 MB

Expansion slot:

  • microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

Camera

  • 8 megapixel color camera
  • Auto focus and dual LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Face detection capability
  • Built-in effects include depth of field, vignette, and more
  • Geotagging

Connectors

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)

Sensors

  • G-Sensor
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

Internet5

3G:

  • Up to 14.4 Mbps download speed
  • Up to 5.76 Mbps upload speed

GPRS:

  • Up to 114 kbps downloading

EDGE:

  • Up to 560 kbps downloading

Wi-Fi®:

  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

HTC Widgets

  • Bookmarks, Calculator, Calendar, Clock, FM Radio, Friend Stream, HTC Likes, Mail, Messages, Music, My shelf, Navigate, News, People, Search Anywhere, Settings, Stocks, Twitter™, Weather, and more
  • Downloadable widgets

Bluetooth®

  • Bluetooth® 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
  • A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • FTP and OPP (object push) for file transfer
  • Other supported profiles: AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP, Service Discovery Application Profile

Multimedia

  • Gallery, Music, and FM Radio
  • Dolby® Mobile and SRS virtual surround sound
  • Share videos, photos, or music from your phone to your TV via DLNA®

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

Social Networking

  • Facebook® and Twitter™ for HTC Sense
  • Friend Stream
  • Share photos/videos on Facebook®, Flickr®, Twitter™, or YouTube™
  • HTC Peep for tweeting

Power & Battery2

Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery

Capacity: 1230 mAh

Talk time:

  • WCDMA: Up to 320 mins
  • GSM: Up to 550 mins

Standby time3:

  • WCDMA: Up to 490 hours
  • GSM: Up to 420 hours

Tethering

  • USB and Wi-Fi® tethering

Network 4

Europe:

  • HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
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Asia Pacific:

  • HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Special Features

  • Register at HTCSense.com to manage your phone remotely and protect your phone in case of loss
  • Read eBooks on your phone
  • Watch Adobe® Flash® on websites
  • Easily transfer contacts, calendar events, and text messages from popular brand phones via Bluetooth
  • Check email from all your email accounts in one unified inbox

Recommended Windows System Requirements

  • Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, or Windows® XP
  • HTC Sync

Click Here to HTC Desire HD Website

HTC Desire Z

Weight

  • 180 grams (6.35 ounces) with battery

Keyboard

  • Slideout keyboard

Display

  • Type: Touch screen with pinch-to-zoom capability
  • Size: 3.7 inches
  • Resolution: 480 x 800 WVGA

CPU Processing Speed

800 MHz

Platform

Android™ 2.2 (Froyo) with HTC Sense™

Storage1

Internal phone storage: 1.5 GB
RAM: 512 MB

Expansion slot:

  • microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

Camera

  • 5 megapixel color camera
  • Auto focus and flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Face detection capability
  • Built-in effects include depth of field, vignette, and more
  • Geotagging

Connectors

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)

Sensors

  • G-Sensor
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

Internet5

3G:

  • Up to 14.4 Mbps download speed
  • Up to 5.76 Mbps upload speed

GPRS:

  • Up to 114 kbps downloading

EDGE:

  • Up to 560 kbps downloading

Wi-Fi®:

  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

HTC Widgets

  • Bookmarks, Calculator, Calendar, Clock, FM Radio, Friend Stream, HTC Likes, Mail, Messages, Music, Navigate, News, People, Search Anywhere, Settings, Stocks, Twitter™, Weather, and more
  • Downloadable widgets

Bluetooth®

  • Bluetooth® 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
  • A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • FTP and OPP (object push) for file transfer
  • Other supported profiles: AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP, Service Discovery Application Profile

Multimedia

  • Gallery, Music, and FM Radio
  • Share videos, photos, or music from your phone to your TV via DLNA®

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

Social Networking

  • Facebook® and Twitter™ for HTC Sense
  • Friend Stream
  • Share photos/videos on Facebook®, Flickr®, Twitter™, or YouTube™
  • HTC Peep for tweeting

Power & Battery2

Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery

Capacity: 1300 mAh

Talk time:

  • WCDMA: Up to 400 mins
  • GSM: Up to 590 mins

Standby time3:

  • WCDMA: Up to 430 hours
  • GSM: Up to 430 hours

Location

  • Internal GPS antenna
  • With Locations, explore maps with zero wait, zero dead spots, and zero data roaming fees

Tethering

  • USB and Wi-Fi® tethering

Network4

Europe:

  • HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Asia Pacific:

  • HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Special Features

  • Register at HTCSense.com to manage your phone remotely and protect your phone in case of loss
  • Check email from all your email accounts in one unified inbox
  • Watch Adobe® Flash® on websites
  • Easily transfer contacts, calendar events, and text messages from popular brand phones via Bluetooth
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Recommended Windows System Requirements

  • Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, or Windows® XP
  • HTC Sync

Click Here to HTC Desire Z Website

Here is the Press Release. It mentions Asia may get them in October.

HTC Unveils HTC Desire HD™ and HTC Desire Z™ With New HTC Sense™ and HTCSense.com

HTC Sense integrates a variety of multimedia and location-based enhancements and introduces HTCSense.com, a series of new connected HTC services

LONDON, Sept. 15 — HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today unveiled a new HTC Sense experience with the new HTC Desire HD™ and HTC Desire Z™ Android-based smartphones. The new HTC Sense experience continues HTC’s strong focus on the customer, placing people at the center by simply making its phones work in a more personal and natural way. HTC Sense introduces a number of key innovations including a series of connected services called HTCSense.com that enhance people’s mobile experience on HTC phones.

“We’re excited to be taking the HTC Sense experience beyond the phone to a whole new level with a series of connected HTC services we call HTCSense.com,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “Our customers will value the holistic approach we’re taking to enhance their mobile experience. This customer-first philosophy has resonated with people buying HTC phones and this drives us to continue introducing new innovative smartphones like the HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z.”

“As a key Android partner and smartphone brand, HTC continues to bring new innovation to the platform,” said Andy Rubin, VP engineering at Google. “Android is about choice and the new HTC smartphones continue to provide customers with powerful choices and flexibility.”

HTC Sense
The new HTC Sense experience offers a variety of enhancements that improve how people capture, create, share and access multimedia content. With a newly created camera experience, people can record HD videos or capture and edit images with a variety of fun camera effects. With HTC Locations, a new differentiated online mapping experience, people have instant, on-demand mapping without download delays or incurring mobile roaming charges.
HTC Sense also includes a new integrated online e-reading experience utilizing a new e-book store powered by Kobo™ and a new, mobile-optimized e-reader that includes the ability to highlight, annotate and quickly search for definitions or translate unfamiliar terms.

HTCSense.com
With the new HTCSense.com service, people can simply manage their mobile phone experience from their HTC phone or personal computer. For example, people can easily locate a missing phone by triggering the handset to ring loudly, even if it is set to silent, or to flag its location on a map. If the phone’s been lost or stolen, users can remotely lock the phone, forward calls and texts to another phone, send a message to the phone to arrange its return or even remotely wipe all personal data from it. HTCSense.com makes it easy to setup a new HTC phone or access archived mobile content such as contacts, text messages and call history from a PC browser. People can also customize their phones with exclusive HTC content like wallpapers, HTC scenes, sounds or plug-ins.

HTC Desire HD
HTC Desire HD showcases outstanding multimedia content with its bright 4.3″ LCD display and Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual sound and is the first to be powered by the new 1GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon processor. The HTC Desire HD enables 720p HD video recording and includes an 8-megapixel camera with dual-flash. Building on the unibody heritage of the HTC Legend, the HTC Desire HD is sculpted from a block of solid aluminum and exudes the air of quality and strength that HTC has come to be known for. It also includes the new HTC Fast Boot that enables people to quickly make a call or check emails by shortening the time taken to complete the power-up sequence.

HTC Desire Z
For people constantly on the go, HTC Desire Z makes it quick and easy to stay connected with friends on Facebook and Twitter or with colleagues and customers at work. HTC Desire Z features a unique ‘pop hinge’ that opens to reveal a QWERTY keyboard for fast, convenient typing. HTC Desire Z’s keyboard also includes a variety of keyboard shortcuts and two customizable keys for providing instant access to common functions without the need to open menus. HTC Desire Z also includes 720p HD video recording and a 5-megapixel camera with automatic flash. It is the first phone to utilize the new 800MHz Qualcomm 7230 processor for improved performance and battery life and also includes HTC Fast Boot.

Availability
The new HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z will be broadly available through mobile operators and retailers across major European and Asian markets from October 2010 with the HTC Desire Z shipping in North America later this year.

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