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HTC Announces 2 New 'Desirable' Android Phones

First off we've got official confirmation of the rumored Desire HD, which is similar to the EVO 4G. Packing a 4.3-inch display, this Froyo device features a 1GHz 8255 Snapdragon CPU; an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and 720p video recording; and HSPA+ data with 802.11n WiFi, 1.5GB of memory and 768MB of RAM. The device continues on the unibody design we've seen with the HTC Legend and is crafted out of a block of solid aluminum.

The Desire Z is slightly smaller, with a 3.7-inch Super LCD touchscreen and a pop-out, spring-loaded QWERTY keyboard. As for the guts, you're looking at an 800MHz Snapdragon, along with 1.5GB of internal memory and up to 32GB via MicroSD. There's a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p video. It ships with Android 2.1, but a Froyo roll-out is promised for later in the year.

Both phones will hit the European and Asian markets first, and the Desire Z will hit North America later this year.

  • samdsox
    wth the desire z is already behind with only a 800 mhz processor. most new androids these days are coming 1ghz
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  • joytech22
    768MB OF RAM?! That's almost as much as my netbook!
    I know what i'm buying for my birthday!
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  • NapoleonDK
    Let me make this clear...

    The dual-core ARM's, and next iteration of the Android OS, will blow your minds. These phones are great, but they are pretty much the same as everything else out there. Wait for the next generation and you will be glad you did.

    I almost bought a Droid X, but at the last moment decided to root my Eris and flash it with KaosFroyo v34. I'm at 787Mhz and I couldn't be happier. Granted I might not have the GPU of the current-gen phones, but I have more than enough speed. ;)
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  • JimmiG
    Good that they're finally upgrading the internal storage to something slightly less ridiculous. The original HTC Desire only has 512MB. I have 18MB free on my device at the moment. Not all apps can be moved to the SD-card. But why not make it 16 or even 32GB while they're at it? 1.5GB is still not a lot.

    I would hold off buying a new phone until dual-core starts appearing. Apart from the shrink to 45nm, this is still basically the same 2008 1GHz Snapdragon CPU as before.
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  • yelped
    If you pay close attention, this is NOT the same Snapdragon that was used in the older phones. The model used in these phones, even the 800Mhz one, outperforms the old 1Ghz Snapdragons. Not to mention, that these use the new Adreno 205 GPU which is about 4 times faster than the old Adreno 200 used in the previous Snapdragon iterations, making it almost matching the Samsung Hummingbird in speed.

    This is what I understand from other news posts.
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  • yelped
    Sorry for the last post. Feel free to downrate it.
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  • gmarsack
    yelpedYea, what he said...
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  • San Pedro
    Can't wait to have my wife tell me I can't buy it once it comes to Japan.
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  • coffee_man
    damnnn, i just bought my desire. this sucks every time a buy
    a new phone the next day there is a better one.
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