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HTC launched Desire HD and Desire Z here in the Philippines

Yesterday, HTC launched two new high-end Android phones that would follow the popular HTC Desire, the Desire HD and the Desire Z. The original HTC Desire is going down in price and these two new phones will replace it as HTC’s flagship models.

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In a nutshell, the HTC Desire HD is a larger HTC Desire with its 4.3″ screen and it also comes with SRS Surround audio and an 8 megapixel camera making it an ideal multimedia smartphone. The HTC Desire Z on the other hand is just like the HTC Desire but with a slideout QWERTY keyboard.

Both HTC Desires come with the new HTC Sense with some new features like camera effects, Locations for on-demand mapping without incurring mobile roaming charges, and integration with an e-book store powered by Kobo.

These HTC Desire HD will be available at the end of December with a suggested retail price of Php35,000 while the HTC Desire Z is already available and goes for Php32,000.

We’ll get review units soon so expect to hear some more of these handsets in the coming weeks. Personally, I’d go for the Desire HD since a keyboard doesn’t really appeal to me. With its humongous screen, watching videos, browsing the net and reading e-books will be a much better experience.

Read our review of the HTC Desire Z.

HTC Desire HD Specs:

  • Qualcomm QSD 8255, 1GHz processor
  • Android 2.2 Froyo with HTC Sense
  • ROM: 1.5GB, RAM: 768MB, microSD up to 32GB
  • 4.3″ touchscreen with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution
  • 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and 2x LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • SRS virtual surround sound
  • 3G up to 14.4Mbps download
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/, Bluetooth 2.1
  • USB and WiFi tethering
  • GPS
  • G-sensor, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
  • 1230 mAh Li-Polymer battery
  • SRP: Php35,000

HTC Desire Z Specs:

  • Qualcomm MSM 7230, 800MHz
  • Android 2.2 Froyo with HTC Sense
  • ROM: 1.5GB, RAM: 512MB, microSD up to 32GB
  • 3.7″ touchscreen with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution
  • Z-slider QWERTY keyboard
  • 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • SRS virtual surround sound
  • 3G up to 14.4Mbps download
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/, Bluetooth 2.1
  • Internet sharing through USB
  • GPS
  • G-sensor, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
  • 1300 mAh Li-Polymer battery
  • SRP: Php32,000
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  • I’m loving the 4.3″ display on my 3 days old HTC Desire HD, in addition to the fast processor speed that shows no signs of lag. I’ve not figured out the navigation maps that is store in the phone (I saw that south east asia package includes Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore) and if it is free, that would definitely savings in the possible roaming charges to check out the maps when in neighboring countries.

    • they’re just maps and doesn’t have navigation routes. at least for manila there’s none.

    • Ppj

      Where didja get ur unit if you dont mind me asking. î„…

  • Luther

    Hi, price for the DHD is now affordable…

    check http://www.dckmobilegadgets.com

    HTC Desire HD is at P26,500 (cash)

    :p

    • Updated price for Desire HD is P25,700

      ^_^ Google us out, DCK Mobile Gadgets

  • I still own the DHD and really love that phone 🙂 Any1 else still using it or am i the only one left :S Jokes aside, back then this article reminded to buy this phone :D!!

  • Aaron

    When can I buy HTC DESIRE HD HOUSING?
    I know you will help me. 🙂

  • Kobe

    Where can I buy HTC DESIRE HD HOUSING?
    I hope you you can help me. Thanks in advance 🙂