HTC Desire Port 1

A Peek at the HTC Desire HD Sense UI

September 21, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

Kudos to DarkStone from XDA-Developers.com, HD2 owners now have a beta ROM from the HTC Desire HD announced just last week with the HTC Desire Z. During the HTC event in London, HTC Sense was revealed. HTC Sense is a much more enhanced version of their UI which comes along with a nice feature set. We’ve got some screenshots from DarkStone’s Desire HD port giving you a little peek of what’s in-store for the new HTC Sense devices.

Here we see that the HTC Sense account creation was added during the account setup that syncs with HTCSense.com. Registering will open up various features such as a backup service and phone locater.

This image shows off the HTC eReader application that launches with the new HTC Sense UI. The other half is HTC’s Hub app that will provide more “skins” for the device.

HTC is also launching a Facebook style “Likes” app that shows you application recommendations from HTC. At the top you can scroll both directions through all of the other featured apps. The other image shows the notification bar and naturally HTC has added another feature here, you can find the last used applications and scroll through them in order.

Another great feature is “Scenes” where you can try different homescreen setups or even create and save custom screens. HTC has also been paying much attention to the modding community with their new “Skins” feature that allows the user to pick through a set of pre-designed skins that modify each widget, status bar and launcher in seconds. In the shots above you can see the Metal skin on the left and Woodgrain on the right.

HTC has taken their Sense UI to new levels and if you plan to purchase the HTC Desire HD or HTC Desire Z then you have some great stuff to look forward to.

Do you have an HTC Sense UI device now? What are your impressions of the new Sense UI and HTCSense.com? Is this truly an advancement for HTC?