After having read so much about the HTC EVO 4G over the last few months, we have been waiting for a non-4G version of the super smartphone. The wait is over and let’s say it together, finally!
HTC has launched Desire HD, featuring a 4.3-inch LCD screen. “The handset is made from a solid block of aluminium and comes packing a 1GHz 8255 Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and 720p video recording, Dolby Mobile, and HSPA+ data with 802.11n WiFi when it lands in Europe and Asia sometime in October. It’s also one of the first HTC devices to feature the enhanced HTC Sense experience with HTCsense.com services.”
Engadget’s Chris Ziegler had a glimpse of the “superphone” and had a chance to review it for the readers. Here’s what he says:
“The Desire HD is an authentic recreation of the American blockbuster, though it lacks the kickstand around back — likely in an effort to reduce thickness, we suppose. In fact, HTC has eliminated the battery cover entirely, replacing it with a Legend-style slot (side-mounted this time) — take a look at a shot of it both open and closed after the break. The phones HTC had on display here felt extremely smooth and snappy… though, as we all know, Android tends to bog down a bit over time, so the proof will be in the pudding after these things have been in customers’ hands for a month or two.”
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