HTC Desire Z QWERTY Smartphone Running Android Announced

As well as announcing the HTC Desire HD, HTC has also announced the HTC Desire Z today.

The HTC Desire Z has a “pop out” QWERTY keyboard that pops out rather than slides out. The Desire Z will also run Android 2.2 when the phone launches soon.

The processor running in the Desire Z is an 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 which puts it a little slower than the Desire HD although you need to weigh up what you’ll use the smartphone for and if you want or don’t want a physical QWERTY keyboard.

For connectivity it also connects up to HSPA+ networks and also has 802.11n wireless networking built in. The camera on the back is a little lower res than the Desire HD at 5 megapixels although the iPhone 4 shows that a 5 megapixel camera is very capable. A flash is included with the Z. The camera is also capable of capturing video in HD at 720p.

The device does use HTC Sense for the user interface.

As for pricing and release dates, we know that it will arrive in October but do not have exact dates or pricing just yet. We suspect that Vodafone and other networks in the UK will open up registration pages shortly.

Via: Geeky Gadgets

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