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Specs for the New Android HTC Desire HD and Desire Z

September 15, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

Wow, today has been full of news thanks to the HTC Event taking place in London.  And the biggest news are the announcements of the Desire HD and the Desire Z handset phones.  The Desire HD is being touted as the EVO for the rest of the world and the Desire Z is offering up a unique style of slide out QWERTY keyboard that we got a glimpse of with the upcoming G2 from T-Mobile.  So instead of just combining specs for both of the phones let’s break them down separately.  So let’s start with the Desire HD since that is the phone garnering the most attention.

The Desire HD is being compared to the EVO 4G and for good reason.  Take a look at these specs:

4.3 inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display

1 GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor

768MB RAM

8-megapixel camera with autofocus and dual-led flash

720p video recording

1.5GB of internal storage; microSD expansion

802.11 b/g/n WiFi

Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, FTP, OPP, and PBAP

3.5mm audio jack

microUSB

Dolby Mobile

Adobe Flash 10 support

DLNA

Unibody Aluminum design

Size and weight 123 x 68 x 11.8 mm (4.84 x 2.67 x 0.46 inches)

Android 2.2 OS with the latest version of Sense

I don’t know about you I am extremely excited for this handset.

So what about the Desire Z you ask?  Well judging by the specs below this phone will be a step down from the Desire HD but this phone is no slouch either.  Here are the specs for the Desire Z:

800 MHz MSM7230 Processor

Android 2.2 (Froyo) with HTC Sense

Internal phone storage: 1.5 GB

RAM: 512 MB

119 x 60.4 x 14.16 mm (4.69 x 2.38 x 0.56 inches)

180 grams (6.35 ounces) with battery

3.7-inch SLCD touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution

HSPA/WCDMA: – Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz – Upload speed of up to 5.76 Mbps and download speed of up to 14.4 Mbps

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Optical Trackpad

Z-slider QWERTY keyboard

Bluetooth® 2.1 with FTP/OPP for file transfer, A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, and PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit

IEEE 802.11b/g/n WiFi

5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus and flashlight

720p HD video recording

microSD expansion (SD 2.0 compatible)

DLNA

Did you notice anything about the Desire Z that seems familiar?  Well if you got that familiar feeling it is because these specs are almost exact to the upcoming G2 handset including the Z hinge slide out keyboard style.  You can expect to see the Desire HD and the Desire Z available to European and Asian markets sometime in October.