HTC Desire HD and Desire Z Launches!

HTC Desire HD and Desire Z Launches!
December 01 22:43 2010 Print This Article

Rhian Ramos_HTC Desire HD
Rhian Ramos and the HTC Desire HD


On November 23, HTC and spokesperson Rhian Ramos held the Philippine launch event for their top two new smartphones: The Desire HD and the Desire Z – and we were there to witness it.


We’ve mentioned these two phones before, but if you need a quick recap, here are some specs:



HTC Desire HD (3)

HTC Desire HD

  • 4.3” Capacitive touchscreen @ 480×800
  • Qualcomm 1Ghz CPU with new Adreno GPU
  • Android 2.2 Froyo with updated HTC Sense
  • New Cloud Features with and Locations (pre-cacheable maps)

HTC_Desire Z_rocket copy

HTC Desire Z

  • 3.7” Capacitive touchscreen @ 480×800
  • Unique Z-hinged QWERTY keyboard with programmable shortcut keys
  • Qualcomm 800Mhz CPU with new Adreno GPU
  • Android 2.2 Froyo with updated HTC Sense
  • New Cloud Features with and Locations (pre-cacheable maps)


As with the HTC Desire, these two phones look like they’ll be the golden standard for the smartphone market for this coming year and possibly beyond. We’ll be terribly looking forward to giving them a whirl when we have the chance.


The HTC Desire Z is out now and retails for PHP 32,000. You can find one at the HTC Store in SM North and other major retailers. (If you shop around, you will find that CMKCellphones have just recently discounted their price from 29k to 28k. Quite an unprecedented bargain for an amazing QWERTY phone.)


The HTC Desire HD will retail for PHP 35,000 and will be available, at the soonest, mid-December. HTC’s Philippine Country Manager Mark Sergio cited demand and supply concerns for the cause of the HD’s delay.


Pictures of the event here:



Press Release:




HTC Sense integrates a variety of multimedia and location-based enhancements and introduces, a series of new connected HTC services

PHILIPPINES – November 23, 2010 – 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-based smartphones. The new HTC Sense experience continues HTC’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 that enhance people’s mobile experience on HTC phones.

“We’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,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “Our customers will value the holistic approach we’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.”

HTC Sense

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 Koboä 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 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 phone’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. 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 4.3” Super LCD 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. 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 Z features a unique ‘pop hinge’ that opens to reveal a QWERTY keyboard for fast, convenient typing. HTC Desire Z’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. HTC Desire Z also 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.

Pricing and Availability

The new HTC Desire HD will be available at all authorized resellers from end December onwards at a suggested retail price of PhP 35,000 and the new HTC Desire Z is now available at all authorized resellers at a suggested retail price of Php 32,000.

+All prices are subject to pricing policies of individual operators.

About HTC

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

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  1. Kunal
    October 20, 02:55 #1 Kunal

    It’s my dream to buy a HTC Desire HD, as I’ve seen it in my cousin hand, and one day I’ll get it………. I Love You HTC………form making such an excellent set of an mobile, which can give me everything in my hand, in my feuture……….. Thank You………..

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  2. Kunal
    October 20, 02:59 #2 Kunal

    If you can, then please mail me the price of HTC Desire HD rate of Jaipur or of Ajmer…….Or if there is any scheme on it……… Or if an 2nd hand HTC Desire HD is available………..

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    • panzerpuff
      October 20, 04:34 panzerpuff Author

      Hi, we don’t have any information about HTC there so we don’t know the price for the Desire HD in Jaipur. Hope you can find one soon!

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