The along with the Desire HD, the new HTC Desire Z is soon to be released. Building on the success of the original Desire, this handset sees the addition of a QWERTY keyboard to what is already a comprehensive specification list.
Leaked specs on the internet suggest that the HTC Desire Z will boast many similar features to its predecessor. These include a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 2.1 (however this will be upgradeable to v2.2 at a later date) a 3.7 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen and of course a slide out full QWERTY keyboard.
As with the original version, the highly customisable HTC Sense UI will also feature, along with a powerful 8 megapixel camera with the ability to record 720p HD video footage. Access to the internet looks set to be provided in the form of both HSDPA as well as a faster Wi-Fi connection taking advantage of local wireless networks.
The HTC Desire Z features a full QWERTY keyboard, as mentioned, and this offers a large chunk of the appeal of the phone. HTC has recently released a number of touchscreen orientated models, ranging from the Google Nexus One, Legend, HD Mini and Wildfire. However, a handset with a physical keyboard has not featured in the manufacturer’s repertoire for quite some time. This is sure to please users who are looking for a cutting edge smartphone, but prefer a physical keyboard over the use of a touchscreen. The benefits are obvious, with many users preferring the increased text input speed when composing text messages are browsing the internet.
As mentioned, the HTC Desire Z looks set to include an 8 megapixel digital camera with 720p HD video recording capabilities. This is certainly a big improvement on the camera found on the original Desire which offered 5 megapixels and only WVGA video quality. By no means a bad camera, and certainly very capable, it could not record HD which is now something of a must from a modern smartphone. The capability to record 720p footage means that the HTC Desire Z offers users the chance to take recording video footage to the next level, and the results can be enjoyed in stunning clarity on the 3.7 inch touchscreens pixel resolution of 480x 800.
Other standard features include a long list of spec you would expect to find on a modern smartphone. These include Bluetooth, GPS, accelerometer sensor, expandable memory and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Set to be officially unveiled in the very near future, the HTC Desire Z offers the best of both worlds, whilst remaining as versatile and appealing as the original version.
If you like the HTC Desire Z check out the HTC Desire HD
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