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September 15, 2010

HTC Desire HD and Desire Z announced!

While the Nokia World 2010 event is still mid-way, HTC tried to grab some air time by holding an event right smack in the same city (London) to announce the HTC Desire Z and Desire HD.

If you’ve been drooling for months about the HTC Evo 4G but disappointed that it’s not going to work here in the Philippines, then you’re gonna love to know that the HTC Desire HD will do just that (the GSM version of the Evo 4G).


HTC Desire HD
4.3-inch display @ 480 x 800 pixels
1GHz 8255 Snapdragon CPU
1.5 GB internal
768MB RAM
up to 32GB via microSD
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 2 Mbps
WiFi 802.11n
Bluetooth
GPS w/ aGPS support
FR Radio tuner
8MP camera with dual LED Flash
720p video recording
Li-Ion 1230mAh battery
Android 2.2. Froyo

HTC Desire HD Price: 599 euros or Php34,500 (before taxes and tariffs).

I expect it to be a bit higher than the SRP of the HTC Desire when it first came out (Php34,900). My guess is that the Desire HD would be between Php35k to Php40k.

On the other hand, the Desire Z could be HTC’s counterpart for the popular Motorola Milestone with its 3.7″ screen and full qwerty slider keyboard (remember the Xperia X1?).

HTC Desire Z
3.7″ display screen @ 480 x 800 pixels
800MHz Qualcomm 7230 processor
Full QWERTY
1.5 GB internal
512MB RAM
up to 32GB via microSD
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 2 Mbps
WiFi 802.11n
Bluetooth
GPS w/ aGPS support
FR Radio tuner
5MP camera
720p HD video recording
Android 2.2. Froyo

HTC Desire Z Price: 549 euros or Php31,500 (before taxes and tariffs). Conservative estimate when it arrives in the Philippines will be around Php35k.

Will update the specs and prices once we get them. The handsets is expected to be released as early as October but my previous conversations with the local distributor tells me it’s gonna be near December for the Philippines.

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120 Responses to “HTC Desire HD and Desire Z announced!”

  1. John says:

    By the way, the 8 MP Camera and Video HD recording is extremely WONDERFUL. =))

  2. Kaloy
    Twitter: KrianOrbito
    says:

    woohoo..! finally got my new HTC Desire HD and am lovin it..!!!

  3. Julius
    Twitter: Julius
    says:

    Hey Kaloy! Can you tell us more about your experience with the product? How’s the screen sensitivity? The camera, the video? Come on tell us! :D

    I’m considering HTC because I’m tired of iPhone not being able to play flash!

  4. Kaloy
    Twitter: KrianOrbito
    says:

    @julius

    the experience is fun. all the things being said here is true. however, the only drawback is that the battery drains fast. can live for a day. but since this phone have lots of features, you cant blame yourself but to use it causing the battery to drain. i hope that they can do something about the battery.

  5. Julius
    Twitter: Julius
    says:

    @Kaloy. Thanks! Well, that’s fair enough because iPhone drains quickly as well esp when you’re using it to surf the web, read your emails, tweet and stuff. Thanks!

    Now my only question is where to find the best store to shop for HTC gadget. Do we have authorized HTC dealers in the country or HTC store? Thanks for the help!

  6. Kaloy
    Twitter: KrianOrbito
    says:

    @julius

    That i am not sure. Based from what i heared from other post here sa SM North. Since i bought my phone here in the province am having difficulties looking for accessories. Need to go to manila to buy spare batt, screen protector and jelly cas.

    Overall, this smartphone is really the best. Once you have the desire hd post your experince to.

    Good luck!

  7. Camille says:

    im using htc desire z!im lovin it! been usin it last december pero i wonder when nila ilalabas dito ung thunderbolt?tska meron na sm north edsa ng DHD?

    • ecko says:

      hi…ask ko lng kung saan mo nabili ung htc desire z mo…and how much did it cost…im planning to have one…i hope you can help me..thanks…

  8. tony says:

    hi may i know where can i get accessories for desire HD tulad ng car charger, dock saka battery?

  9. mel says:

    Guys,,try this link wwww.widgetcity.com.ph. HTC phones priced lower than malls’s.

  10. jenna says:

    talaga bang dark brown lang ang kulay na meron ang desire hd? may nakikita kasi akong solid black color sa net. pero according to the store na binilhan ko, one color lang daw talaga which is yung dark brown. answer please. thanks!

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