HTC Desire HD and Desire Z announced, bringing the Evo 4G and G2 to the rest of the world

September 15, 2010, By Thomas Antony

HTC chief Peter Chou made the much awaited announcement today at the HTC Event in London, debuting their latest Android smartphones, the HTC Desire HD and the Desire Z. Both are European variants of the Evo 4G and T-Mobile G2 devices released in the US with a few changes.

HTC Desire HD is an all-touchscreen smartphone with features similar to that of the HTC Evo 4G. Differences include lack of a kickstand and addition of a Legend-style slot for the battery. The guys at Engadget went hands on with the Desire HD and found it to be, in their own words, “extremely smooth and snappy”. The Desire HD runs on Qualcomm’s MSM8255 silicon, and features a 4.3-inch touchscreen, 1.5GB of ROM and 768 MB of RAM with dual-band HSPA and quad-band EDGE, along with WiFi-n connectivity. The new enhanced HTC Sense is on board with Android 2.2, and there are all the usual bells and whistles thrown in, including DLNA media sharing.

The Desire Z is a QWERTY slider, same as the T-Mobile G2 device released in the US. The phone features a new springy “Z-Hinge” which pivots open the 4-row QWERTY keyboard.

Both the Desire HD and Desire Z come in full metallic bodies and will run on Android 2.2. Like the Desire Z, the Desire HD will be available in Europe and Asia in the coming weeks.

Check out the vids below:

Desire HD

Desire Z

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