HTC announces HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z

HTC has announced the up coming release of the HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z, both of which will run the new HTC Sense user interface.

HTC Desire HD showcases multimedia content with its bright 4.3 inch LCD display and Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual sound, and is the first to be powered by the new 1GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon processor.

The HTC Desire HD enables 720p HD video recording and includes an eight megapixel camera with dual flash. Building on the unibody heritage of the HTC Legend, the HTC Desire HD is sculpted from a block of solid aluminium. It also includes the new HTC Fast Boot that enables people to quickly make a call or check emails by shortening the time taken to complete the power-up sequence.

For people constantly on the go, the HTC Desire Z makes it quick and easy to stay connected with friends on Facebook and Twitter or with colleagues and customers at work. HTC Desire Z features a unique ‘pop hinge’ that opens to reveal a QWERTY keyboard for fast, convenient typing. HTC Desire Z’s keyboard also includes a variety of keyboard shortcuts and two customisable keys for providing instant access to common functions without the need to open menus.

HTC Desire Z also includes 720p HD video recording and a five megapixel camera with automatic flash. It is the first phone to utilise the new 800MHz Qualcomm 7230 processor for improved performance and battery life and also includes HTC Fast Boot.

The new HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z will be broadly available through mobile operators and retailers across major European and Asian markets from October 2010, with the HTC Desire Z shipping in North America later this year.