Yesterday we watched as HTC’s CEO Peter Chou took to the stage and unveiled the company’s latest Android smartphones, the HTC Desire HD and the HTC Desire Z, also introducing a new HTC Sense service, a service we comprehensively covered yesterday.
We got to play with the devices after the presentation, putting them through their paces. The HTC Desire HD, we won’t lie to you, is freaking HUGE, it dwarfs the iPhone 4 and can only be compared to HTC’s Windows Mobile phone, the HD2 in the size department.
The specifications of the Desire HD are pretty fantastic too. We expected a small improvement in the processing department but the smartphone does feature a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 4.3-inch 480 x 800 WVGA screen, 1.5GB of internal storage, 768MB of RAM, Android 2.2 (Froyo), 8MP camera with built in autofocus and a dual LED flash, adding distortion, sepia and more effects to the phone app.
We have some in-depth video overviews coming but we would like to show you the official feature video made by HTC themselves. Clocking in at almost 8 minutes, the video gives a fantastic overview of the handset and what European customers can expect from the device when it’s released in October.
I think this handset is going to make its way onto many peoples Christmas lists this year.