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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My HTC HD2 is absolutely the best phone I've owned to-date, and this coming from a dedicated iPhone user since launch. HTC == teh win!

By the looks of the video, there seems to be some serious sensitivity issues with the touch screen.
Also the keyboard Z mechanism looks flimsy as heck.

I dont see why the wouldn't release updates for desire, considering that the processor of the new desire HD is the same as the old desire. It's not like it's going to be slowed down.

Slugsie said,
I think you can be fairly certain that it'll be Android.

It is definitely running Android, no doubts about that.

Farchord said,
Nice looking phone, but I prefer getting a phone with a known OS installed (Android, Windows Phone 7), more developer support for custom apps.

This is an android device

TakeNothingBack said,
Finally, a good looking Android phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard!!

Dunno about that. The GSM Hero was pretty damn gorgeous.

Nice looking phone, but I prefer getting a phone with a known OS installed (Android, Windows Phone 7), more developer support for custom apps.

Farchord said,
Nice looking phone, but I prefer getting a phone with a known OS installed (Android, Windows Phone 7), more developer support for custom apps.

It is android though.

Farchord said,
Nice looking phone, but I prefer getting a phone with a known OS installed (Android, Windows Phone 7), more developer support for custom apps.

I'm pretty sure its running Android.

Farchord said,
Nice looking phone, but I prefer getting a phone with a known OS installed (Android, Windows Phone 7), more developer support for custom apps.

What????

".......ncluding 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."

Its running Android 2.2, its very clear about this - as with the current desire.

Farchord said,
Nice looking phone, but I prefer getting a phone with a known OS installed (Android, Windows Phone 7), more developer support for custom apps.

...pretty much every HTC phone nowadays run Android.

smooth_criminal1990 said,
Awesome timing, just as my old Nokia's alarm has started breaking!

Haha me too! I was actually going to buy a Desire tomorrow!
But I think it'll be worth waiting till October now.