HTC Desire Z

Last updated: Nov 16th, 2010.

The HTC Desire Z is another phone in HTC's Desire line up. It sports a 3.7 inch screen, a 5 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash, 1.5 GB of internal space for apps, and a full QWERTY slide out keyboard. tt's a Sense device and was the first one with Qualcomm's 800MHz Scorpion CPU, one that's said to be very overclockable and powerful despite its clock speed.

It was one of HTC's first phones to get the newest version of Sense that added integration. The Desire Z is a Canadian and European phone, but there are USA counterparts with different names and software. The Desire Z is available from a number of carriers worldwide and can usually be had very cheap due to the length of time it's been out (since November 2010).

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HTC Desire Z Said to be Getting Gingerbread Rollout

It looks like the Desire Z is ready for some Gingerbread. Folks have started seeing notifications of an incoming major upgrade and, sure enough, HTC’s confirmed that this is Gingerbread. For now, we’re only hearing reports of its arrival on German handsets but other regions should have it before too long. This comes just days …

Gingerbread Reaching the HTC Desire Z by the End of the Month

It was announced back in February that the HTC Desire Z would receive and update to Android 2.3. Since that time, Gingerbread has rolled out to the HTC Desire HD and Inredible S and HTC has flip-flopped on the update for the original Desire, but other than a leak back in March little has surfaced …

Leak Reveals Android 2.3 Upgrade Road Map for Bell Canada

A new leak is giving us a timeline of when Bell Canada subscribers can expect Gingerbread to arrive on several devices. The Samsung Galaxy S, HTC Incredible S, HTC Desire Z, and Motorola Atrix are all scheduled to receive the update to Android 2.3 this summer, though only estimated time frames are given. Perhaps that’s …

G2/Desire Z and Desire HD/Inspire 4G Get Fully-Working Sense 3.0 ROMs

While the HTC EVO 4G was the first device to get some Sense 3.0 port love from the folks at XDA, it wasn’t perfect and was just barely usable as a daily driver.Many of you have flashed it and reverted back to your previous ROMs. The only way you’re going to get a fully-working Sense …

Upcoming Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM Leaks for the HTC Desire Z

HTC has said they have Gingerbread updates in the pipeline for the HTC Desire HD and Desire Z — two phone’s launched side-by-side last fall — one of which has just leaked for all to have a go at. A test ROM of the Android 2.3 build for the HTC Desire Z is out in …

HTC Outs Source Code for Desire Z, Desire HD, myTouch 4G and Aria

Source code, get your source code here. HTC has dropped quite a few new sources upon their online developer center covering a handful of handsets released in the latter half of 2010 (and two featuring the updated version of HTC Sense). Fresh for your perusal are the source codes of the HTC Desire Z, Desire …

Desire Z and Desire HD to Receive Software OTA

HTC is sending out a small software OTA for the HTC Desire Z and the HTC Desire HD. It is an update that is based on user feedback and made it very clear that “Gingerbread is not part of this update”. Check to see if your device is ready for the OTA: Settings > About …

Desire Z on Sale for -$100

Canada based Future Shop is giving away the HTC Desire Z on a three year contract. On top of that they are throwing in a $100 Future Shop gift card to sweeten the pot; what, no fatted calf? This deal will need to be taken advantage of in store and is going on until December …