HTC announces the Desire Z

In an event held today, HTC announced the "Desire Z" which is a brand new device in the lineup of 2010 devices, with huge upgrades and improvements over previous models, including a overhauled Sense UI.

The "Desire Z" features an all new chassis type in a phone -- the keyboard slides out like a "Z" and the screen pops down -- and hides a four row keyboard when shut. The Desire Z packs a 800mHz processor, 768mb of RAM, 5MP camera with HD recording and also sports 1.5GB of internal storage. The Desire Z features the all new Sense experience which features all new apps, as well as updated ones, including Unified Inbox, HTC Maps, Facebook integration improvements and better cloud services (a service similar to MobileMe for the iPhone). All of these features run ontop of the Android 2.2 operating system.

 

The Desire Z uses a Super LCD screen rather than AMOLED and will come packing the new Sense UI experience. HTC also claims to have improved device launch time, claiming that with the new sense experience the device will boot in just 10 seconds.

The Desire Z will be available in European and Asian markets sometime in October, but is available for preorder now on the Modaco website. HTC also announced the "Desire HD" today, a higher end version of the original Desire model.

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