Finally, the HTC Desire HD and Desire Z is now launched in Malaysia. As mentioned before, the HTC Desire HD comes with a huge 4.3inch screen, running on 1GHz processor, 1.5GB of ROM and 768MB of RAM. The camera isÂ 8 megapixel and capable of recording 720p HD videos. This phone will be available in all HTC resellers and Digi Stores in early December at the price of RM2,299.
The Desire Z on the other hand is basically looks like a HTC Desire packed with a keyboard which is named as the G2 in some of the European countries. Under the hood this phone is powered by a 800MHz processor, 1.5GB or ROM and 512MB of RAM. Other than that most of the specs are almost the same as the HTC Desire. The new HTC Desire Z carries a suggested retail price of RM 2,299.00 and will be available soon exclusively through any of the 28 Maxis Centres nationwide and at selected Maxis Exclusive Partners.
At the price of RM2299 for both of these phones, which one will you choose? Take note that the Desire Z is only exclusively available under Maxis so you might not be able to find it at normal HTC resellers stores. No official pricing plans available from both operators yet, so just wait for the plans and phone rebates in the coming weeks. I’m so gonna swap my Desire to this monster HD soon..
Press release as follows.
HTC Unveils HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z with NEW HTC Sense and htcsense.com
HTC Sense integrates a variety of multimedia and location-based enhancements and introduces HTCSense.com, a series of new connected HTC services
MALAYSIA â€“ 25 NOVEMBER 2010 â€“ HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today unveiled a new HTC Sense experience with the new HTC Desire HDTM and HTC Desire ZTM Android-basedsmartphones.Â The new HTC Sense experience continues HTCâ€™s strong focus on the customer, placing people at the center by simply making its phones work in a more personal and natural way. HTC Sense introduces a number of key innovations including a series of free connected services called HTCSense.com that enhance peopleâ€™s mobile experience on HTC phones.
â€œWeâ€™re excited to be taking the HTC Sense experience beyond the phone to a whole new level with a series of connected HTC services we call HTCSense.com,â€ said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. â€œOur customers will value the holistic approach weâ€™re taking to enhance their mobile experience. This customer-first philosophy has resonated with people buying HTC phones and this drives us to continue introducing new innovative smartphones like the HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z.â€
The new HTC Sense experience offers a variety of enhancements that improve how people capture, create, share and access multimedia content. With a newly created camera experience, people can record HD videos or capture and edit images with a variety of fun camera effects. With Locations, a new differentiated mapping experience, people have instant, on-demand mapping without download delays or incurring mobile roaming charges.
HTC Sense also includes a new integrated online e-reading experience utilizing a new e-book store powered by KoboÃ¤ and a new, mobile-optimized e-reader that includes the ability to highlight, annotate and quickly search for definitions or translate unfamiliar terms.
With the new HTCSense.com service, people can simply manage their mobile phone experience from their HTC phone or personal computer. For example, people can easily locate a missing phone by triggering the handset to ring loudly, even if it is set to silent, or to flag its location on a map. If the phoneâ€™s been lost or stolen, users can remotely lock the phone, forward calls and texts to another phone, send a message to the phone to arrange its return or even remotely wipe all personal data from it.Â HTCSense.com makes it easy to setup a new HTC phone or access archived mobile content such as contacts, text messages and call history from a PC browser. People can also customize their phones with exclusive HTC content like wallpapers, HTC scenes, sounds or plug-ins.
HTC Desire HD
HTC Desire HD showcases outstanding multimedia content with its bright 4.3â€ TFT display and Dolby Mobile and SRS surround sound and is the first to be powered by the new 1GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon processor. The HTC Desire HD enables 720p HD video recording and includes an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash.Â Building on the unibody heritage of the HTC Legend, the HTC Desire HD is sculpted from a block of solid aluminium and exudes the air of quality and strength that HTC has come to be known for.
HTC Desire Z
For people constantly on the go, HTC Desire Z makes it quick and easy to stay connected with friends on Facebook and Twitter or with colleagues and customers at work. HTC Desire Zfeatures a unique â€˜pop hingeâ€™ that opens to reveal a QWERTY keyboard for fast, convenient typing. HTC Desire Zâ€™s keyboard also includes a variety of keyboard shortcuts and two customizable keys for providing instant access to common functions without the need to open menus.Â HTC Desire Zalso includes 720p HD video recording and a 5-megapixel camera with flash. It is the first phone to utilize the new 800MHz Qualcomm 7230 processor for improved performance and battery life.
The new HTC Desire Z carries a suggested retail price of RM 2,299.00 and will be available soon exclusively through any of the 28 Maxis Centres nationwide and at selected Maxis Exclusive Partners. Meanwhile, the HTC Desire HD will be available from early December 2010 at all authorized HTC resellers, DiGi Centres and DiGi Specialised Stores at a suggested retail price of RM 2,299.00.
+All prices are subject to pricing policies of individual operators.
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.