HTC launches the Desire Z

HTC launches the Desire Z
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  • HTC has launched the HTC Desire Z Android-based smartphone in India, featuring the new HTC Sense UI. Previously the company released the Desire HD, HD7 and the Mozart.
HTC has launched the HTC Desire Z Android-based smartphone in India, featuring the new HTC Sense UI. Previously the company released the Desire HD, HD7 and the Mozart.

HTC has been at the forefront of the Android revolution with number of successful devices like the HTC Desire. While Android devices dominate their current portfolio, HTC is quickly adopting the Windows Phone 7 platform.

With the Desire Z HTC intends to take their famed multimedia experience and combine it with powerful business functionality, which will be supported through the slide-out keyboard and the 800MHz Qualcomm processor. The Desire Z provides a full suite of connectivity tools for people on the go with a plush web experience on the 3.7-inch screen and the comfort of a full QWERTY keyboard. The company has also integrated multimedia features such as 5-megapixel cameras with HD recording. It will come pre-loaded with Documents 2 Go, which will add document-editing abilities to the device..

Currently there are not many Android devices in the market with a full slide-out keyboard, the Motorola Milestone, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini pro and the Samsung Galaxy 551 being notable exceptions. While all these devices have a similar form factors HTC Desire Z has an advantage with its latest hardware. It would also be interesting to see how the Desire Z fares up against the newly launched Nokia E7, which also has a similar form factor and boasts of comparable features.

Aside from the Desire Z launch the company also launched the latest iteration of their HTC Sense technology, which is an Android skin. For a long time HTC Sense has been acclaimed as the best Android skin and now they have further advanced the technology. HTC Sense will provide a variety of enhancements that improve how people capture, create, share and access multimedia content.

HTC also announced HTCSense.com support through which users can manage their mobile phone experience from their HTC phone or personal computer. 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.

Currently the HTC Desire Z would be available at all authorized HTC dealers at a MRP of Rs. 25,590.
 
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