Today HTC announced a handful of new products and services today during their 2010 launch event in London. Here's the breakdown.
HTC Desire HD
The Desire HD is equipped with a 4.3-inch LCD display, Android 2.2 (Froyo), Dolby and SRS virtual sound and an 8-megapixel camera with a dual-flash. The body is made of sleek, unibody aluminum. For video, it can record in 720p HD. The processor is a monster 1GHz 8255 Snapdragon by Qualcomm.
Because of HTC's new "Fast Boot" technology, the they claim that the Desire has a much faster power-up than other phones.
The Desire HD will be shipping in October in Europe. North America will see it "later this year."
More Info: Here
The Desire Z is also made our of aluminum and features a slideout QWERTY keyboard using the "pop-hinge", which HTC says allows for typing on the top row of the keyboard without trouble. The keyboard also has built-in shortcut keys along with two customizable keys. These will allow for faster access to heavily-used functions.
The Desire Z can also record 720p HD video, just like it's touchscreen-equipped bigger brother. The camera is 5-megapix with an automatic flash a slight downgrad from the Desire HD's 8mp dual-flash camera.
The phone's processor is an 800MHz Qualcomm 7230, which HTC boasts will give it "improved performance and battery life." This phone also features HTC's Fast Boot, for quick power-up.
The Desire Z will be available in European and Asian markets in October, and ship to North America later this year.
More Info: Here
HTC Media Link The HTC Media Link has no exact release date yet other than by the end of the year. No price is set, either. but will give users the ability to steam media such as photos, audio and video (up to 720p HD) to a television set that doesn't have built-in DLNA support. Simply put, you can wirelessly watch video you've filmed on your phone on your television set.
HTC Media Link
The HTC Media Link has no exact release date yet other than by the end of the year. No price is set, either. but will give users the ability to steam media such as photos, audio and video (up to 720p HD) to a television set that doesn't have built-in DLNA support. Simply put, you can wirelessly watch video you've filmed on your phone on your television set.
HTC Sense is getting an update. Added is a new camera application that lets you manage your photos and video more efficiently. HTC Locations is added for instant mapping. Also new is the now-required of smartphones eReader with a bookstore powered by Kobo. The eReader lets users highlight, annotate, lookup definitions and use a translator.
HTCSense.com is all about the cloud. The service will let people manage their phone fromt their computer. According to HTC, a user can use the service to locate a missing phone by making it ring loudly, even if set to silent. They can even have their phone's location pinpointed on a map. One of the great features lets users lock their handset if it has been lost or stolen. All personal data can be wiped from the device as well. They can also set up other things such as call forwarding. They can also have their user data stored on the cloud. This allows for easily adding their contacts and information to a new phone.