HTC announces Desire HD, Desire Z and HTCSense.com

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  1. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    New European Android phones were announced by HTC today.

    HTC Desire HD:
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    HTC Desire Z:
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    Also announced was HTCSense.com, a new online service for owners of the above phones and those released in future (apparently will NOT be available on existing handsets):

    Full details at Engadget

    Very interesting announcements I think. Desire HD is really going to bring them on to a par with iPhone 4 and it looks like they are getting serious with the online services too. Interesting that it's HTC doing these things and not Google though.
     
  2. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    I saw them review this on the Gadget Show, the video quality was horrible, low FPS, washed out colours. The iPhone 4 edged it in all their stupid tests.
     
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    Looks like all manufacturers are setting up their holiday lineups. Nokia came up with new phones and now HTC. I'm sure others have too or are going to. It will be a bloody fight for buyers
     
  4. neiltc13 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    These phones were only just announced in the last couple of hours, are you sure that it was one of these you saw on TV?
     
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    I hope they release one of those unlocked with AT&T 3G bands.
     
  6. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Neither of these phones have been on the gadget show.
    He is posting crap.


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    Well, I've seen a few vids and posts about the handsets and I must say they do look impressive. HTC Sense is great (I loved it on the Hero) but the super slow update to my Hero with Android 2.1 has put me off of Sense based phones and was one of the reasons I bough the Nexus.

    If HTC release the Desire Z with the same config as the U.S T-Mobile G2 and stock Android then I would be happier! I was going to get a Galaxy-S as my wife has one and it is fantastic (with some tweaks) but these new handsets have got me thinking.

    Engadget's video of the Desire Z booting has impressed me immensly http://www.viddler.com/explore/engadget/videos/1830/

    Pity we didn't see any Windows Phone 7 offerings today tho.
     
  7. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    Seriously considering selling up my 3GS for a Desire HD. I've liked the Evo ever since it came out months ago and have been waiting for a Euro version.

    I'll play with it when it comes out and make my mind up, I think. It'll depend on price, too.
     
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    Yeah, it got really annoying waiting for the upgrade for my Hero. My carrier kept saying that they were forced to wait on Google and HTC to get it working on the Hero. It sucks that my carrier didn't have the Desire when I got this Hero, because I'm getting tired of it. And I still have over a year on this contract. Stupid contracts.
     
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    Can't you root it and hack Froyo onto it? If the official release ever does happen and you'd prefer to be on it, you can flash back to stock firmwares.
     
  10. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Well, they finally did release 2.1 for the Hero, but it took several months after Google officially released it. HTC and my carrier kept pointing fingers at each other. I was about to do just that, but they released the official version. I've heard the Hero may not be getting 2.2 because of hardware limitations, but I don't know if that is true or not.
     
  11. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    If they blame hardware limitations, that's a very bad excuse - 2.2 has actually been ported to the HTC Dream unofficially, so there's no way the Hero is unable to run it.

    If I was in your position, I'd be running an unofficial port. HTC are just being lazy with updates.
     
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    I have just seen various discussions about 2.2 on the Hero on various Android forums. There doesn't seem to be any consensus on it. Honestly, though, I haven't kept up with it too much since I got 2.1. Is there a really big difference between 2.1 and 2.2? I know there was a huge jump between 1.6 and 2.1.
     
  13. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    I don't think it's a massive jump, but there's a few useful additions (saving apps on SD card, better Exchange support, portable hotspot, and it's meant to be significantly faster).
     
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    Well, this looks like it will be my next handset.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjCYNznMvE8

    HTC seem to have done well with the Desire HD.
     
  15. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Desire HD is really just a Evo with a prettier body. It's a shame HTC didn't unleash a new chipset this year, even if it is an overclocked snapdragon. It's sad that it seems like LG will ship the only A9 hardware this year.
     
  16. Nabooly macrumors 6502a

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    Why don't they work on battery life before they keep unnecessarily upgrading phones? Every android phone (including my hero) ive come across has horrible battery life. Im going to switch back to blackberry until then.
     
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    I must admit, my BlackBerry has a much better battery life than my iPhone.
     
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    Blackberrys always have great battery life, due in part to having real push.

    For all other smartphones, I _always_ buy a larger capacity battery right away, even if it's only 20% more.

    Getting another gives you a handy spare as well.
     

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