Desire HD shows up in London
When the HTC EVO came to light most of the cell phone community was taken back a bit. Previously a device that size has only been seen with the likes of the HTC HD2 the WinMo running device that has made a happy home over at T-Mobile. 4.3 inches is a lot to get used to, but the transition has essentially shifted with the advent of that HD2, EVO and even the Droid X for that matter. The patiently waiting European crowd will now finally be getting there 4 inch Android device in the new Desire HD.
So the Desire HD has officially launched via HTC’s London event. When looking at the device it’s hard to to immediately think EVO. However there are some considerable aesthetic changes with the two devices. This Desire HD stands on its own folks as another 4.3 inch device; it is not a remake of the EVO. The new Desire HD is obviously HD compatible with its 8MP camera lens that is capable of shooting your precious moments at 720p. The Desire HD runs a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, with 768MB of RAM, and 1.5GB of internal storage with additional micro SD storage options.
OK, maybe it is essentially just a GSM version of the EVO, and will be avalible with the new HTCSense at some point in October, but check the spec sheet below and let me know what you think of it.
AndroidTM 2.2 (FroYo) with HTC SenseTM
Internal storage: 1.5 GB RAM: 768 MB Expansion Slot microSDTM card
Size and weight 123 x 68 x 11.8 mm (4.84 x 2.67 x 0.46 inches) 164 grams (5.78 ounces) with battery
4.3″, WVGA resolution Capacitive Touch Window with multi-touch capability
HSPA/WCDMA (900/2100 MHz)
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
Bluetooth® 2.1, A2DP, FTP, OPP, and PBAP Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 3.5 mm stereo audio jack Standard micro-USB
8 megapixel color camera with auto focus and dual LED flash 720p HD video recording
Removable and Rechargeable Lithium ion or Lithium-polymer battery, 1230 mAh AC adaptor AC input: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Motion G-sensor Proximity Sensor Ambient Light Sensor