As expected, today HTC has announced the new HTC Desire HD which showcases outstanding multimedia content with its bright 4.3" WVGA SLCD display and Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual sound. Running on Android 2.2, the Desire HD is the first smartphone which is to be powered by the new 1 GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon CPU. The smartphone supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dualband UMTS/HSDPA+/HSUPA at 900/2100 MHz as well as Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, WiFi b/g/n and features aGPS, an FM radio, motion, proximity and ambient light sensor as well as a digital compass. The HTC Desire HD enables 720p HD video recording and includes a 8 megapixel camera with dual-flash.
The HTC Desire HD builds - at a size of 123 x 68 x 11.8 mm and weight of 165 g - on the unibody heritage of the HTC Legend. It's sculpted from a block of solid aluminum and exudes the air of quality and strength that HTC has come to be known for. It also includes the new HTC Fast Boot that enables people to quickly make a call or check E-Mails by shortening the time taken to complete the power-up sequence.
The device comes with an internal memory of 1.5 GB ROM and 768 MB RAM which can be expanded with microSD memory cards. The Lithium-Ionen battery has 1230 mAh.
In addition to HTC Sense and today's announced HTCSense.com service, the Desire HD will also feature all Google services like Gmail, Google Talk, Maps, Android Market, Search as well as YouTube.
The HTC Desire HD will be broadly available through mobile operators and retailers across major European and Asian markets from October 2010. A North American launch wasn't announced today.
Cheers ~ Arne