A First Look at the New HTC Desire HD

Details have be revealed of the latest high end smartphone from the ever popular manufacturers HTC. The new Desire HD packs a massive display into its chassis, but is the handset more than just the original Desire handset with increased dimensions.

Following on from the huge success that the HTC Evo enjoyed in the US, the new Desire HD boasts the same 4.3″ screen that made this model so hugely popular. The impressive screen shows a great quality WVGA resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Boasting a display of this size has some obvious advantages for the user. Firstly the screen supports multi touch technology, meaning to zoom in on text you can use the yet to be bettered pinch and zoom method. You could be forgiven for thinking that with a screen of this size, you would lose quality on the text, but the image retains great clarity. Also the phone incorporates a great text reflow option which automatically resizes your text to fit the display, and thanks to the ultra quick processor this is done instantly. The size also has obvious advantages when it comes to using the handset as a satellite navigation system. HTC have recognised this point and allowed you to pre cache maps onto the devices of famous cities around the world. There is even a helicopter view option for you to view your forthcoming journey so you can pre plan in advance. Media playback is another area where the handset excels, with photographs looking great and video footage really coming into its own.

The HTC Desire HD utilises the same Qualcom 1Ghz processor that was used in the original Desire model. Given that this is one of the most impressive chips currently available, this is a wise move on the part of the manufacturers. The phone really works well, with no evident lag on the loading of applications and everything operating at a very quick pace. A n impressive 768MB of RAm is also installed on the device. The phone incorporates a great quality 8 mega pixel still camera, slightly higher specification than is found on some rival models. The snapper benefits from a dual LED flash which make photography in dark conditions a much easier task with much more satisfying results. Video footage is shot in 720P resolution, the result being crystal clear high definition that looks superb on the screen or when transferred to another device such as a television. There is no doubt that the HTC Desire HD will be a huge success upon its release. The reputation the brand has established with previous models is an obvious factor, but the addition of the large screen without increasing the overall chassis size to much is a major attraction to prospective customers.

The HTC Desire HD and the Nokia E7 are coming soon.

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