Unveiled in the Philippines alongside HTC Desire Z last December, HTC Desire HD is the company's flagship Android handset for the first half of 2011.
A true flagship release, HTC Desire HD features the best technical specifications you can find on an HTC Android phone today. The phone flaunts a massive 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display and runs Android 2.2 Froyo OS with its powerful 1 GHz Scorpion processor. HTC Desire HD features a microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB port, accelerometer, digital compass and proximity sensors. As for connectivity, like HTC Desire Z, HTC Desire HD supports Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G.
Building on the stellar unibody heritage of HTC Legend, HTC Desire HD is sculpted from a singular block of solid aluminum and exudes the air of sophistication and strength that HTC handsets have come to be known for.
Gorgeous and powerful as it is, I believe the thing that will make a lot of people fall in love with HTC Desire HD is its camera at the back. This handset allows users to record high-definition 720p videos and shoot amazing photos with its 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and autofocus.
Like HTC Desire Z, HTC Desire HD's operating system is skinned by HTC Sense UI. HTC Sense offers a variety of enhancements that improve how users capture, create, share and access their multimedia content. With the new HTC Sense camera experience, users can record HD videos or capture and edit images with a variety of camera effects. There's also Koboa, an HTC Sense mobile-optimized e-reader that includes the ability to annotate, highlight and quickly search for word definitions or translate unfamiliar terms. Along with HTC Sense, users will also get HTC Locations, which is a new online mapping experience, giving instant, on-demand mapping without incurring mobile roaming charges or download delays.
Both HTC Desire Z and HTC Desire HD support the new HTCSense.com service. With HTCSense.com, people can manage their mobile phone experience from their personal computer. For example, using a PC, users can easily locate a missing phone by triggering the handset to ring loudly, even if it's set to silent, or to flag its location on a map.
If your HTC Desire HD's been stolen or lost, you 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 text messages, call history and contacts from a PC. You can also customize your HTC Desire HD with exclusive HTC content like HTC scenes, wallpapers, sounds or plug-ins.
HTC Desire HD is now available in the Philippines with an official suggested retail price of PhP 33,500 (as of March 15, 2011).
Here are the complete technical specifications of HTC Desire HD --
|Name||HTC Desire HD|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)|
|Price Category||High-End (Flagship Release)|
|Dimensions||123 x 68 x 11.8 mm|
|Available Colors||Black, Brown|
|Operating System||Android 2.2 Froyo|
|Display||4.3-inch, 320 x 480 pixels, LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Processor||1 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon|
|Camera||8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash|
|Video Capture||HD 720p|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA9 player |
|Ports||microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|Memory||1.5 GB; 768 MB RAM, expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 32GB, ships with 8GB card in most territories|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity|
|Battery||Li-Ion 1230 mAh|
|Uptime||Standby of up to 490 hours on 2G Standby of up to 420 hours on 3G Talk time of up to 9 hours 15 minutes on 2G Talk time of up to 5 hours 30 minutes on 3G|
|Value-Added Features||HTC Sense UI, Google Services Suite, Adobe Flash 10.1, SNS Integration|
|Availability||Now available in the Philippines|
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