At the HTC Event today in London 2 new devices were launched:
A sliding QWERTY device running Android 2.2, a 3.7″ screen, 800Mhz CPU and includes the new HTC Sense interface (more details below) that via an HTC Account links into the HTCSense.com website to allow you to backup and restore your phone and also manage settings via the web interface. There is a 5 mega-pixel camera and 720p HD video recording, 1.5GB of internal storage, 512MB RAM and microSD expansion. Apparently this will be exclusive to Vodafone here in Europe.
The Desire HD has a 4.3″ screen, 1GHz CPU and an 8 mega-pixel camera with 720p HD video recording. There is 1.5GB of internal storage, 768MB RAM and microSD expansion. It also has the new HTC Sense like the Desire-Z above (see more details below) and runs Android 2.2
New HTC Sense Interface
- “Fast boot” of around 10 seconds.
- DLNA support is built in to allow content streaming to other DLNA devices.
- A new incoming call screen slides up from the bottom of the screen instead of taking up the entire screen.
- Maps will now cache data to facilitate quicker map rendering.
- A digital compass is utilized to allow the map to orient itself to the direction you are heading.
- The new Sense focuses on letting you control and interact with your data instead of merely presenting it to you.
- A new website will launch next month — htcsense.com — that will allow you to:
- Backup and view text messages and call logs.
- Remote wipe the device.
- Enable call forwarding.
- Send map coordinates or trip information.
- Locate your phone.