Just posting more information about what I think is the best Android slide-out full QWERTY handset in the world today.
HTC Desire Z is the Taiwanese company's current Android Slide-out flagship phone and being the leader of the pack, this handset comes with top-notch features and specifications. Flaunting a gorgeous 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen Super Clear LCD display, HTC Desire Z runs Android 2.2 operating system skinned by HTC Sense with its 800 MHz Scorpion CPU. It sports a 5 MegaPixel camera with LED flash and Autofocus, which also shoots high-definition 720p videos, and 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, HTC Desire Z supports Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G.
Compared to HTC's other high-end releases, the real selling point of HTC Desire Z is its slide-out full QWERTY keyboard. Sporting island-style keys that deliver great feedback, HTC Desire Z's keyboard makes typing emails and messages and updating status on social networking sites a lot easier and faster.
HTC Desire Z supports the new HTCSense.com service. With HTCSense.com, users can manage their smartphone 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 mode, or to flag its location on a map.
If your HTC Desire Z's been lost or stolen, 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 possible and totally easy to setup a new HTC phone or access archived mobile content such as contacts, text messages and call history from a PC. You can also customize your HTC Desire HD with exclusive HTC content like wallpapers, HTC scenes, plug-ins or sounds.
HTC Desire Z is now available in the Philippines. Its official suggested retail price is PhP 30,800 (as of March 15, 2011).
Here are the complete technical specifications of HTC Desire Z --
|Name||HTC Desire Z|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen) with Horizontal Slide-Out QWERTY Keyboard|
|Dimensions||119 x 60.4 x 14.2 mm|
|Operating System Upon Release||Android 2.2 Froyo|
|Display||3.7-inch, 480 x 800 pixels, S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Processor||800 MHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM 7230 chipset|
|Camera||5 MegaPixels, 2592x1944 pixels with autofocus and LED flash|
|Video Capture||HD 720p|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP3/WAV/AAC+ player |
- MP4/H.264/DivX/XviD 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 HSDPA 850 / 1900 - North America|
|Memory||1.5 GB; 512 MB RAM, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity|
|Battery||Li-ion 1300 mAh|
|Uptime||Standby of up to 430 hours on 2G Standby of up to 430 hours on 3G Talk time of up to 9 hours 50 minutes on 2G Talk time of up to 6 hours 40 minutes on 3G|
|Value-Added Features||HTC Sense UI, Google Services Suite, Full QWERTY Slide-out Keyboard, Optical Trackpad|
|Availability||Now available in the Philippines|
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Next: HTC Desire Z, in the flesh!