The Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp revealed two new devices, desire HD and Desire Z, which runs with Google’s Android OS 2.2. HTC, which also utilizes Microsoft’s Windows in its mobile phones, is currently facing a tough competition for the position of fourth-largest smartphone maker with much larger cellphone maker and neighbor Samsung Electronics.
“The two new devices build on the highly successful Desire phone and take the fight into higher tiers of the market targeting Apple, Samsung and others,” said Ben Wood, head of research at CCS Insight.
The Desire HD is the international version of the HTC Evo 4G. The Desire HD features a 4.3-inch LCD with 800×480 display, Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual sound, an 8 megapixel camera with dual flash, and 720p high-definition video capture. The Desire HD is set to be the first smartphone to feature the updated 1 GHz 8255 Snapdragon processor, according to HTC.
The Desire Z is like an international version of the T-Mobile G2. The Desire Z is a social-networking focused phone, and features a slide out QWERTY keyboard that features a ‘pop’ hinge so users can have a fast and easy access. The Desire Z has a 3.7-inch screen, a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and 720p video capture, and 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor.
vBoth Desire HD and Desire Z will come with HTC Fast Boot shortening the time it takes to start the phone up. The Desire Z does not have a release date attached to it yet but will be available in North America, Europe and Asia later in the year, the Desire HD will be available from October in European and Asian markets.