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Yesterday's tiny screens and squeaky sound couldn't do justice to all the great stuff you can experience on today's HTC Desire HD. That's why they've ...

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published 20/12/2010 | AgeUK
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Pro excellent video, 8mp camera, 720p video recording, loads of apps, very usable
Cons uses a lot of data if you arent careful, battery can run out quickly
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"The Smartphone that truly is smart"

Now I’ve gone from a smartphone to an Android powered HTC Desire HD. Wow. I didn’t realise quite what I was missing out on. Sure the BlackBerry was good, but this is just better. I do miss the qwerty keyboard but this phone was easy to setup, is easy to use and has more features than you can shake a stick at. I had a smartphone before but to be honest it feels like I was living on the dark ages…

The HTC Desire HD is faster, leaner, seeker and more user-friendly. It comes with a wealth of applications pre-installed, but being a massive geek I spent a few hours last night in the Android marketplace downloading more. I now have:

Google Goggles (scan and analyse random items from your world)
Quick Mark QR Reader (instant QR reader)
Angry Birds (a gaming must)
WordPress for Android (perfect for blogging)
TweetDeck For Android (good because it allows user-interface with multiple Twitter accounts)
3G Watch Dog (for keeping track of your data usage)
Invadroid (space invaders)
Google Shopper (scan barcodes and items to find the cheapest)
Foursquare (social networking location based tool)
Ventriloid (VOIP server interface)

There’s plenty of fun to be had. It’s really customisable. You can have about 6 screens of different apps and widgets and personalise it as you like. I’ve never had such a fully-customisable phone. The wi-fi internet is splendid, really fast. The interface is quick and easy to use. There are a few gripes, but only because I’m used to a keyboard, once I get the hang of it, this is going to be a truly awesome phone. The HTC Desire HD spec is truly brilliant, it’s jam packed and full of goodness.

It took a while to get used to a touchscreen again after using a QWERTY keyboard for so long, but it is brilliant once you do. The keyboard is relatively easy to use and to counteract the "fat finger" syndrome that most of us suffer from they have added a nice touch where the phone actually compensates for you hitting the wrong button. It works out where you probably intended to press and decides on the word you are trying to spell, producing a list of possibilities for you to choose from or simply automatically choosing the most likely word.

There are plenty of nice little touches like the "quick message" text message system, where you can add a short line of common text like "where are you" or "I'm busy" or "I'm running late" with a press of a button. You can even add in your own custom messages.

The screen quality is excellent and I copied some videos on to it from my PC to watch on the train. I was thoroughly impressed with both the video and sound quality provided by the high-res screen and Dolby SRS effects. Similarly the 720p video recording capabilities and the 8mp camera make this a fully-functional phone for the geek (or "normal") on the move.


I'm fully glad I ditched my BlackBerry. Android is awesome.

I could go on about it all day long, but to be honest, I'd feel like I was spoiling it for you, it's just that good. If you're thinking about buying one, go for it, you wont regret it.

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Product Information : HTC Desire HD

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Yesterday's tiny screens and squeaky sound couldn't do justice to all the great stuff you can experience on today's HTC Desire HD. That's why they've fitted the HTC Desire HD with a huge cinematic 4.3-inch display, Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual surround sound. Websites, videos, music, games and apps really rock on your HTC Desire HD. Tired of waiting - and paying - as maps slowly download? Get there faster. The HTC Desire HD delivers maps with zero wait, zero dead spots and zero data roaming fees. Have trouble knowing which way to turn when using a map? Relax. Maps on the HTC Desire HD always point you in the right direction. Need an ATM, a gas station or a quick bite to eat? With HTC Desire HD all the top spots appear right on your home screen.

Product Details

Product Description: HTC Desire HD - 3G GSM - Android Phone

Product Type: Android Phone

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified

Mobile Services: Google Play, YouTube

Form Factor: Touch

Dimensions (WxDxH): 68 mm x 12 mm x 123 mm

Weight: 164 g

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 8 Megapixel

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Display: LCD display - colour - 4.3" - TFT

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen

Operating System: Google Android 2.2

User Interface: HTC Sense

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, OGG, MIDI, M4A , AVI, XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, 3GP

Supported Memory Card: microSDHC

Talk Time: Up to 550 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 490 hours

Cellular / Band: Quad Band

Cellular / Operating System: Android

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Long Name: Desire HD

Manufacturer: HTC

Display / Diagonal Size: 4.30000244140625

OS Provided / Type: Android 2.2

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Classic

General

MPN: DESIREHDCON, 99HL2001-00, 99HLZ001-00, Desire HD, 99HLZ006-00, 99HLZ003-00, 10015935

Product Type: Android Phone

Form Factor: Touch

Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Aerial: Internal

Width: 68 mm

Depth: 12 mm

Height: 123 mm

Weight: 164 g

Cellular

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified

Operating System: Google Android 2.2

User Interface: HTC Sense

Input Device(s): Touch screen , capacitive

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Messaging & Data Features: PDF support, Macromedia Flash support, Microsoft Word support, Microsoft Excel support, Microsoft PowerPoint support, RSS feeds

Mobile Services: Google Play, YouTube

Communications

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Bluetooth Profiles: File Transfer Profile (FTP), Hands Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Object Push Profile (OPP), Serial Port Profile (SPP), Generic Access Profile (GAP), Generic Object Exchange Profile (GOEP), Service Discovery Application Profile (SDAP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP)

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Phone Features

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, vibrating alert

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass

Additional Features: DLNA Certified, widgets support

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, alarm clock

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, OGG, MIDI, M4A

Supported Digital Video Standards: AVI, XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, 3GP

Processor

Type: QUALCOMM MSM8255

Clock Speed: 1 GHz

Memory

RAM: 768 MB

User Memory: 1.5 GB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: microSDHC

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 8 Megapixel

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Camera Light Source: LED light

Video Recorder Resolutions: 1280 x 720 (720p)

Digital Video Formats: 3gp

Features: Face detection, video recording, Geo-tagging

Navigation System

Navigation: A-GPS receiver

Navigation Software & Services: Google Maps

Display

Type: LCD display - colour

Technology: TFT

Diagonal Size: 4.3"

Display Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels

Connections

Connector Type: Micro-USB ¦ Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm

Battery

Technology: Lithium Ion

Capacity: 1230 mAh

Run Time Details: Talk ( GSM ) - up to 550 min ¦ Talk ( WCDMA ) - up to 320 min ¦ Standby ( GSM ) - up to 420 hrs ¦ Standby ( WCDMA ) - up to 490 hrs

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power adapter

Also Included: microSDHC - 8 GB

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