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Wednesday, 29 January 2020

HTC Desire ZHTC officially unveiled the Desire Z in London last week, a phone very similar in design to the Desire but with a slide-out keyboard. Having a physical keyboard will appeal to those who want a large screen and don’t like typing on a virtual keyboard.

HTC have done a great job of keeping the Desire Z relatively thin at 14.16 mm (0.56″) which is only 2.26 mm thicker than the 11.9 mm (0.47″) Desire.

Specifications wise the Desire Z is not that different from the Desire apart from a slightly lower clocked 800 MHz processor (said to significantly reduce battery consumption), 1.5 GB of internal memory (up from 512 MB in the Desire) and 512 MB RAM (down from 576 MB in the Desire). A big plus is that the Desire Z gets Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ right out of the box which will no doubt make a lot of buyers happy.

HTC have said that the Desire Z will be available across major European and Asian markets from October 2010 with the phone arriving in North America later on in the year. There has been no specific mention of Australia but expect it to come to our shores some time later this year. Pricing and carrier details have not yet been announced.


  • OS: Android 2.2 with HTC Sense
  • Screen type: 3.7-inch S-LCD capacitive touchscreen display
  • Screen resolution: 480 x 800 (WVGA)
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM 7230 800 MHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Internal memory: 1.5 GB
  • Expandable memory: microSD slot supporting cards up to 32 GB
  • Camera: 5 megapixel, LED flash, auto focus and 720p video recording
  • Location services: A-GPS and digital compass
  • Radio: FM radio with RDS
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity:
    – WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
    – Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
    – microUSB 2.0
    – 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Battery: Li-Ion 1300mAh
  • Networks:
    – GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    – UMTS/HSPA: 900/2100 MHz
  • Dimensions: 60.4 x 119 x 14.2 mm
  • Weight: 180 g

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