It is here, at last! The HTC Desire HD has been tipped to topple Apple’s iPhone from its high horse. The phone is packed with awesome features which can be access via a huge capacitive touch screen. The Desire HD is a little bigger than your average smartphone but this is so it can accommodate the massive display. The phone is Android based and boasts the new Froyo 2.2 version of the ever popular mobile OS.
Where looks are concerned, the Desire HD is certainly up there with the best; the screen measures 4.3 inches and uses a 480 x 800 pixel setup to show of the gorgeous on-screen imagery. At 123.0 x 68.0 x 11.8mm the device is a little on the big side, but the slim line design means it is still pocket friendly and very palmable.
HTC are one of the most revered mobile technology companies in the world and there HTC Sense software is probably one of the most intuitive UI’s on the market. The clever interface allows users to multi task like never before thanks to the powerful 1GHz processor and it integrates all of your social networks into the contacts list for a fully optimized SNS experience.
The web browsing experience is a revelation; for starters, connecting to the web is a very quick process due to the phone having Wi Fi. The Desire HD also boasts advanced 3G technology and coverage for multiple cellular networks via EDGE/GPRS. The browser supports the multi-touch input method and les you save bookmarks which can be accessed from the home screen too.
The Android based smartphone is loaded with tons of Google features which range from messaging support to navigation; Google Maps and HTC Footprints will get you from A-B thanks to an A-GPS receiver built into the phone.
Straight out of the box the Desire HD will allow you to handle multiple e-mail accounts and IM clients. A dedicated app called “HTC Peep” has been assigned to managing Twitter and Facebook has also been assigned its own application. FriendStream is a cool feature which combines all of your communications across all messaging formats, including social networking and e-mail, and puts them into one, easy to follow stream of information.
An integrated 8MP digital camera allows users to capture beautiful HD 720p videos and crisp still images which can be uploaded to a selection of social networks and YouTube. The video player is awesome, basically; it will handle pretty much any file you run on it and the music player is the same. Desire HD users will be pleased with the sound quality from the speakers and a 3.5mm jack will take almost any headphones.
The HTC Desire HD is fully customizable thanks to the uncensored access to the Android Market which provides a large collection (thousands) of apps for users to download. The phones memory can be expanded as far as 32GB via microSD and thanks to Bluetooth it can communicate wirelessly with compatible hardware devices.
HTC have delivered a commendable, praiseworthy alternative to the iPhone. The HTC Desire HD is without a doubt, the most sought after Android smartphone to ever exist.
HTC DESIRE HD
HTC DESIRE Z
[wpr5-amazon asin=”B016PJQPVM” region=”com”]