HTC Desire HD
HTC’s latest wonder-smartphone, the Desire HD, could be in your hands as earlier as next week, if a new report from CoolSmartphone is to be believed.
They’ve spotted a listing over at the Carphone Warehouse website that has the Desire HD marked up as free on a £35 per month contract with Vodafone, available from October. CoolSmartphone however pin down the exact date as October 10th, or Sunday of this week.
Mobiles.co.uk had previously listed the release date as October 8th, suggesting that a release date before the end of next week is now quite likely.
The Desire HD packs a 4.3 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen, rivalling the Galaxy S and it’s AMOLED for vibrancy. A 1GHz 8255 Snapdragon processor powers the show, with the phone also squeezing in an 8MP dual-LED flash camera, 720p video recording, Android 2.2, DLNA video streaming, Dolby Mobile, and HSPA+ data with 802.11n WiFi. It all comes wrapped in a solid aluminium casing.
The new Sense UI pairs up with the new HTCSense.com website, which moves all your data and contacts up into the cloud, accessible even when your phone is out of action. Clever security features such as data wiping, lost and found messages and even a less-explosive-than-it-sounds self-destruct button, which bricks the phone in case of muggings, all feature.
Scroll down for some hands-on pics with the handset taken at it’s official launch event last month.