HTC Desire Z and Desire HD are Official, Available October in Asia and Europe



As if the smash success that was the original wasn’t enough, HTC has made official the Desire Z and Desire HD. Both handsets feature aluminum construction but each offer something unique. The HTC Desire HD — which has been floating around as the HTC Ace in leaked screen shots — features a 4.3-inch 480×800 SLCD display, 8MP camera and dual flash capable of 720p HD video capture, and Android 2.2 with a new HTC Sense. This monster packs some hefty specs including a 1GHz processor, 1.5GB of internal storage, and 768MB of RAM. The phone features radio support for HSPA/CDMA and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE.


The Desire Z is strikingly similar to the T-Mobile G2 with its “pop-out” keyboard and assignable shortcut keys. The phone gets an 800MHz processor, Android 2.2 with Sense, and a 3.7-inch 480×800 SLCD display. 512MB of RAM, 1.5GB of internal storage, and a 5MP autofocus camera with 720p HD video recording rounds this one out.

If you’re itching to get your hands on either of these bad boys head on over to AndroidForums and chat it up with like-minded folk in the HTC Desire Z forum and the HTC Desire HD forum. Both handsets will be available sometime in October around Asia and Europe. More coming from the HTC event as the day rolls on!

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  1. Mine please say verizon and ff camera

  2. OMG!!!! Engadget says it has the Snapdragon 1GHz 8255!!! It has the new GPU!!!! And it runs at 1 GHz rather than 800 Mgz!! WOOOOHOOOOOO


  3. So the Desire is the Euro version of the G2?

  4. Pardon me….I meant the Desire Z

  5. WANT WANT WANT. But I love my Desire so…

  6. So Tmobile gets the very same Desire Z/G2 but we get a girly myTouch HD with a far smaller screen… SMFH. Tmobile should have had the FIRST HTC HD with Android and now they care completely avoiding getting a phone with a large screen that is O so popular… I don’t get it.

  7. HTC Desire HD!! I WANT I WANT I WANT!!!
    I’ve been a physical keyboard fan boy and been waitin for a HTC Dream replacement, but the Desire Z isn’t one.
    the 4.3” screen should be enough to replay my Dream :D

  8. Now we just need a HTC store so we can go camping outside to be the first one to get it… Oh, wait.. we don’t have to do it :P

  9. why wudnt they go for 1GHz for Desire Z.. and why 2.1 to start with..

  10. So far I’m not impressed against my Incredible. Needs a front facing camera and a higher screen resolution for me to get a new one next year.

  11. I guess the G2 has more ROM (4GB) then the Desire Z because the US consumers download more apps?

  12. The G2 has 4GB of Read Only Memory?? Well where does it put it’s apps then AndroidToy..!

  13. Thumbs up for Desire HD :) Hope it comes to Orange via Carphone Warehouse as >unbranded< handset :) Yes!

  14. That’s a beautiful phone too bad it will never reach a U.S. Carrier like AT&T.

  15. @Ric… I’ve been wondering that ROM thing myself. Why would HTC describe their 4 GB flash memory as ROM?

  16. Okay so the Desire Z is the spitting image of the G2. Why then does the Mytouch HD look like a friggin toy instead of being a replica of the Desire HD????

    I’m very dissapoint.

  17. Desire HD picture has a Dolby Mobile logo too :).


  18. why does the desire Z only have 1.5 rom and the G2 4 rom?!some1 can tell me plz?

  19. The Desire Z has 2.2, it says so on the HTC product page.


  20. @Ace Curry, no it does not support AT&T 3G bands.

  21. can anyone comment on the miniscule batteries in both devices(Z 1300 mAh, HD 1250 mAh)???????

  22. Ok so both of these chips are exactly the same accept the hd has been set to 1 ghz and the z to .8 ghz. The big winner is the he for taking the leap to 768mb of ram!! Yay no more 512 (or under) standards.
    Also the gpu on both of them should run like a top with that scorpion processor driving it!
    I run a droid X and am almost jealous.
    If moto had only gone with the 535 gpu…. sad me… oh well. Still wouldn’t trade.

  23. Does this mean that the whole aggro around gingerbread can be quashed by the release of the 800mhz on the Desire Z? I cant imagine they would leave 2 brand new phones incapable of getting 3.0….right??

    Did kinda wish the desire Z had slightly better specs on the camera and RAM front but I guess HTC had to differentiate the 2 lol

    UK chaps & chapettes: xpansys are pre-ordering the HD @ £499, Z @ 449, think the HD specs and lack of keyboard is worth £50 more?

  24. desire HD support both GSM and CDMA? is it a world phone, then? i’m waiting for the HTC’s next phone(red keyboarded, 4.0′ display and dual band of gsm&cdma). but if i can use this one all over the world, i will change my mind..and rush for pre-order.. ;p can any body make sure?

  25. Does the HTC Desire HD have a front facing camera for 3G video conferencing??

  26. Does the HTC Desire HD have a front facing camera for 3G video conferencing??

  27. I have ordered my Desire Z already. Should be here at the end of November.

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