HTC Outs Desire HD and Desire Z Android Phones

Ryan Whitwam

In a London event today HTC has announced some impressive new Android handsets. The Desire HD will look familiar to those acquainted with the HTC Evo 4G on Sprint. The differences are minor. Both the Evo and the Desire HD run on a Qualcomm 1GHz CPU, and rock a 4.3-inch touch screen display. The Desire HD has a similar form factor, but loses the kickstand from the Evo. The big difference here is that the Desire HD is GSM, supporting HSPA+. It is expected to launch in Europe, but we can still hold out hope it will find its way to an American GSM carrier at some point.

The Desire Z is of particular interest as it is the European counterpart of the upcoming T-Mobile G2 in the US. The only difference between the two is that the Desire Z runs HTC Sense. The G2 is going to come with stock Android 2.2. The Desire Z is running on an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230, which is the next generation of the Snapdragon line. The phone slides open with a unique hinge system to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. There is also a 3.7-inch display and an 8MP camera.

HTC also announced a new site, When it launches in about a month, it will give users of new Sense equipped phones the option to track, lock and remotely wipe their handsets. Do either of these new phones get you excited?

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