HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z

HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z

HTC, known to the masses for bringing us Android phones like the Desire and Nexus One, has just officially announced the release of the HTC Desire HD and the Desire Z. In particular, the Taiwanese based firm will aim to challenge the iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S series within Europe with the large-screen Desire HD and the slide-out QWERTY keyboard of the Desire Z. With that said, HTC are by no means new to large screen high-end devices. The HTC EVO 4G is testament to that in the USA.

The screen on the Desire HD is 4.3 inches in size, while the Desire Z has a smaller 3.7-inch display. The Desire HD is taller and weighs more than most other phones, weighing in at 164 grams, compared to the iPhone’s 137. Of course, the Desire Z is even heavier at 180g, although it is not much larger.

Perhaps a bigger threat to other manufacturers is the introduction of – a web portal for accessing your phone via your computer. We’re not just talking about the simple back-up stuff here, oh no. If you happen to have a new Desire HD or Desire Z but have forgotten your phone at home, or perhaps even lost it completely, you now can locate it. You can even lock it remotely and tell the phone to forward all calls to another number. If you want to, you can also leave an SMS for the finder of the phone and in the worst case scenario, erase all data.

[ Source: HTC]

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.