HTC Desire HD - Featuring Android 2.2 Froyo OS
With impressive features ranging from an 8 mega pixel digital camera, a stunning 4.3 inch touchscreen and the new Android 2.2 OS, the HTC Desire HD really offers the full package of specifications and puts many other rival smart phones to shame.
Measuring 123x 68x 11.8 mm, it is by no means a compact handset, however it is relatively slimline and also lightweight at 164 g. Its size is due to the fact that the front of the handset is dominated by huge 4.3 inch S-LCD capacitive touchscreen. With up to 16 million colours being available within the confines of the pixel resolution of 480x 800, the resulting display quality of the on screen imagery is has to be seen to be believed. Additional features of this highly responsive and vivid screen include multi-touch input, touch sensitive control panel as well as proximity and accelerometer sensors as standard.
The highly customisable HTC Sense UI is also included, which is the manufacturer’s custom Android UI. This allows users to assign up to seven homescreens for different scenarios, by configuring the apps and widgets as well as themes and colour schemes. To see a thumbnail overview of the homescreen, users simply have to pinch the screen, and can select their desired homescreen with a tap of the appropriate icon.
The HTC Desire HD utilises both vibration and ringing to alert users to incoming calls and messages along with the added bonus of supporting MP3 and WAV ringtones. Thanks to a built in speakerphone system and 3.5 mm headset socket, handsfree conversations are made easy.
The handy 1.5 GB internal storage capacity is provided as standard, however users who wish to attain further storage, can simply installing a memory card of up to 32 GB into the integrated microSD card slot. Therefore users have the potential to store their entire digital music collection along with other files such as videos or documents. Of course, there is a spacious internal phonebook which comes with the ever popular Photocall function.
To connect to the appropriate cellular networks, class 32 versions of both GPRS and EDGE are utilised. In terms of Internet connectivity, the HTC Desire HD relies on both 3G coverage as well as Wi-Fi. The latter allows users to gain a fast Internet connection whenever they have access to local Wireless Networks, whilst 3G coverage relies on an HSDPA connection which provides impressively fast download speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps. With many other Smartphones, there is no flash support which restricts the content which can be viewed, however this is not the case with their HTC desire HD is it comes with full flash support which allows online video and even games to be enjoyed.
As mentioned, the HTC Desire HD is equipped with a versatile and powerful 8 mega pixel digital camera. Not only does this shoots stunning still images thanks to its high pixel count, but also boasts the ability to shoot HD video footage in 720p quality.
The HTC Desire HD has proven popular since its recent release, and thanks to the versatility and power with its software and hardware respectively, it looks sure to win over many new fans, and is ideally placed to rival handsets from manufacturers such as Apple and Blackberry.
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