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Topic # 68168 15-Sep-2010 23:42
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Just announced not so long ago...

Engadget

Basically it has a 4.3" screen, 8mp camera with dual LED flash, 720p video and runs Android... more info to come I am sure!

HTC is also announcing pre-cached maps = no more data required for maps!  Wow!  Wonderful stuff and definitely stealing Nokia's Ovi Maps' thunder.

Update:

Desire HD:
1 GHz processor
Android 2.2 (Froyo) with HTC Sense
Internal phone storage: 1.5 GB
RAM: 768 MB
123 x 68 x 11.8 mm (4.84 x 2.68 x 0.46 inches)
164 grams (5.78 ounces) with battery
4.3-inch LCD touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution
8.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus and 2x LED flashlight
720p HD video recording
1230mah battery

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  Reply # 380398 15-Sep-2010 23:54
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finally an evo for us. I wonder how the snapdragon 7255 compares with the hummingbird cpus and also the graphics, got any idea?
Loving the unibody aluminium thing, looks sweet. 



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  Reply # 380399 15-Sep-2010 23:56
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The pre-cached maps is definitely a HUGE plus in my books!

Love how HTC can release a phone to market within a month of announcement.   

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 380404 16-Sep-2010 00:22
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I want one

Edit: I really want one

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  Reply # 380412 16-Sep-2010 00:43
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I'm a bit concerned about the marginally smaller battery - these smart phones need every last bit of capacity

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  Reply # 380416 16-Sep-2010 01:08
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Should be OK, my HD2 was fine with that battery capacity and a hungrier LCD screen, and a previous-gen Snapdragon. This one is a 45nm based one, so should be more optimised for lower power consumption. Interestingly its GPU is good for 41m triangles per second according to Qualcom, which is close to double the old snapdragons 3D graphics performance (and nearly half that of the Galaxy S and iPhone 4).

Definitely very interested, but it'll take some doing to wrest the Galaxy S from me, likely the sound quality will be the key thing - if its too much a step down from my current, essentially perfect, SQ then I'll probably have to pass...




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  Reply # 380473 16-Sep-2010 08:43
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Agreed :) Looks amazing, while it won't be as fast as the Galaxy S, I still want one :(

It looks sooo nice!!!




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  Reply # 380480 16-Sep-2010 08:51
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It's already up on the Clove website. 420GBP and the DesireZ at 370GBP. So going by imports of the Desire, the DesrireHD could be had for about $NZ1000 (+ 15% GST if charged).

Edit: corrected the price.




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  Reply # 380482 16-Sep-2010 08:53
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The HTC HD video

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  Reply # 380485 16-Sep-2010 08:55
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vinnieg: Agreed :) Looks amazing, while it won't be as fast as the Galaxy S, I still want one :(

It looks sooo nice!!!


Is that the Galaxy with or without the lagfix?Wink




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  Reply # 380492 16-Sep-2010 09:07
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sounds like a sweet price if you can get past the gst (seeing as its about to increase and all)

I think the desire hd will be more than capable of holding up its own againest the galaxy s. The second generation snapdragon should provide more performance per clock so should definitely be on par with the hummingbird. 
As far as the gpu is concerned it is rated at only 44m triangles which is no where near the galaxy s' sgx540 however benchmarks prove it can very well hold its own, see here

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  Reply # 380498 16-Sep-2010 09:19
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With so many great phones coming out at the moment I think I am going to have to wait a year or two for the dust to settle before I commit to one!

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Dingbatt:
vinnieg: Agreed :) Looks amazing, while it won't be as fast as the Galaxy S, I still want one :(

It looks sooo nice!!!


Is that the Galaxy with or without the lagfix?Wink


haha, that'd be without! in terms of graphics :)
With lagfix for general day to day use though :S

Just hope Froyo helps out a bit..

oh, don't forget the $38 ITF fee on top of that too :S

so 15% gst + ITF flat fee of $38 




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  Reply # 380531 16-Sep-2010 10:10
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Thankfully we can rely on the custom rom chefs to port much of the software functionality back to the original Desire.

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  Reply # 380555 16-Sep-2010 11:07
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I too am tempted....but it is missing a few features I would liked to seen included...
- No QWERTY keyboard
- No optical trackpad/mouse
- No front facing camera/no video calling

The Desire Z actually includes all that...just a shame its not as powerfull and the screen is not as large, otherwise I may have been interested in the Desire Z.

The Nokia E7 is another contender for me in terms of design, features and power....but I dont like Symbian and I would like to try my hand at an HTC Android, HTC do make some stunning looking devices.

I might wait a little longer, wait for the reviews to flood in, but also wait for the first MeeGo phone to be released....should be interesting.




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  Reply # 380613 16-Sep-2010 12:57
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euanandrews: I too am tempted....but it is missing a few features I would liked to seen included...
- No QWERTY keyboard
- No optical trackpad/mouse
- No front facing camera/no video calling



I am not too fussed about a QWERTY keyboard.  After using the iPhone from an N97, I realised it's faster to type on-screen.

Optical trackpad: never used one before so I guess I am not sure what I am missing out on.

Front facing camera: that is a little strange.  But I wonder if you can use the back main camera for video calling? 

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