Posts tagged with: Desire HD

Released in December 2010, the Desire HD is among the first HTC smartphones running Sense 2.0. Inside the Desire HD is a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 768MB of RAM and 1.9GB of ROM. Its color transflective TFT display measures 4.3-inches and has a 480x800 WVGA resolution. It also features an eight-megapixel rear facing camera with dual LED flash and autofocus. Read on for the latest Desire HD news, reviews and videos:

  • by | February 18, 2011 10:38 AM

    HTC is leading the pack in handset manufacturers updating their devices to Android 2.3 Gingerbread -- but that isn't saying much. Currently limited to only the Nexus S (by Samsung) and custom ROMs from the developer community, Gingerbread is the latest iteration of the Android operating system for smartphones. Word from MWC is that HTC is releasing the Desire S running Gingerbread later this Spring, and after that the HTC Desire "and its desirable siblings" will be updated to Gingerbread as well. The Desire HD and Desire Z will likely get the update first. What do you think? Can you wait ...

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  • by | February 18, 2011 9:17 AM

    Previously we reported that the pre-release version of Android 3.0 Honeycomb was shown running (rather poorly) on an HTC Droid Incredible. We were a bit excited by the prospect of running the tablet-friendly version of Android on a phone. While most phones have too small of a screen to make Honeycomb usable, that might not be the case with the Desire HD, which has a 4.3" display. As you can see in the video below, performance is quite lackluster, but thanks to the larger display, using Honeycomb becomes a lot more manageable on the Desire HD. Source: XDA Thanks: Koen

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  • by | February 17, 2011 9:00 PM

    Modern Android-powered smartphones include a whole bunch of sensors, light sensors, accelerometers, digital compass, GPS, temperature, and more! They also include a proximity sensor which measures how close the phone is to another object, like your face. Apparently some people have reported problems with their Desire HD's screen failing to turn off when on a call, and the screen turning off when on a call but failing to turn back on. The latter requires the battery to be removed to be able to use your phone again. All due to problems with the proximity sensor calibration. Most reports come ...

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  • by | February 11, 2011 6:16 PM

    Near the end of January we heard about plans for a couple of HTC smartphones to find their way to the great white north. Now both the Desire HD and the HD7 are available on Canadian carriers, and we've got the breakdown on what the phones will cost you. Telus wasn't prepared to offer more than a "soon" to narrow down the Desire HD's release. Apparently, soon is now, because you can currently put in your order for the Android handset. The base price for the phone is about $500 without a contract. If you sign-on with Telus for one, two, or three years of service, the cost for the handset ...

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  • by | January 31, 2011 4:26 PM

    One of the draw-backs of installing a custom ROM on your device is that you lose all the "goodies" that came pre-installed with the factory ROM. Such is the case with the Desire HD's keyboard. This input method has certain features (including multi-touch support) that add a lot of value over traditional keyboards. If you've flashed a custom ROM onto your HTC Desire HD and want to get the HTC keyboard back, head over to XDA-Developers and grab the file. You'll have to either flash it Recovery (it only works with RCMix HD App2SD+ v0.15), or unzip it and install the HTC_IME.apk file through ...

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  • by | January 28, 2011 3:50 PM

    Sure enough, after a preponderance of evidence linked the HTC Desire HD to Canadian provider Telus, the company has added the Android smartphone to the selection on its website, though without information on price or availability. If Bell is your Canadian network of choice, we've got an HTC update for you, as well, with news that the Windows Phone 7 HTC HD7 will hit the carrier on February 10. We took the time to look over the Desire HD when it arrived in the States last fall, praising the phone's design and large 4.3-inch screen. While that may make it a smidge too large for some users, ...

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  • by | January 25, 2011 1:50 PM

    A lot of people have called the HTC Desire HD an EVO 4G for GSM carriers. While the form factor and specifications may seem similar, there are a lot of differences behind the Desire HD's ample screen. It's the screen itself that will grab your attention, and well it should. When it comes to screen dimensions, somewhere there is a line between "not big enough" and "too big". I don't think we've found that magic number just yet: the Desire HD's 4.3-inch, 800 x 480 WVGA screen is "ginormous", but not awkwardly so. Many of you prefer having a physical keyboard to a slimmer phone. This phone ...

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  • by | January 20, 2011 7:30 AM

    We've been able to acquire what appears to be a rendering of an upcoming HTC smartphone that bears a lot of similarity to their current flagship Desire HD. This mystery device clearly features a front facing camera (handsomely surrounded with chrome) next to a redesigned ear piece that has a slight curvature to it. The edges of the phone are more rounded than we've been seeing from HTC lately, perhaps representing a return to the more rounded shape that we saw with the Nexus One and original Desire. The buttons below the screen indicate that the handset is meant to run Android. The screen ...

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  • by | January 17, 2011 2:46 PM

    HTC's flagship Android handset, the HTC Desire HD, has gotten FCC certification for yet a third variant, with this one likely headed to Telus in Canada. The latest model to pass through the agency has model number number PD98140, which is named on the same Wi-Fi certificate as PD98120, the device which will probably end up being AT&T's HTC Inspire 4G. The original Desire HD -- model number PD98100 -- got FCC approval all the way back in September of last year, lacking the appropriate bands for US 3G. On the other hand, both PD98120 and PD98140 are WCDMA bands II and V compliant, making ...

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  • by | January 10, 2011 7:46 AM

    Dear HTC, It's time for an intervention. It wasn't so long ago that you made the best smartphones on the market -- hands down. In fact, it feels like just yesterday that your competitors were scrambling to keep up with your innovative devices, whose components, form factors, and software habitually pushed the envelope and gave power users a refreshing alternative to the restrictive iPhone ecosystem. From 2005's Apache through the release of the HD2 in late 2009 (or EVO 4G in early 2010), you were at the top of your game. Things move quickly in this industry, however, and a little over ...

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  • by | December 28, 2010 3:51 PM

    Last week we saw evidence that the HTC Desire HD is getting ready to make its North America debut, as a photo surfaced of the handset booting onto Canada's Telus network. Now it looks like the US could also soon get its shot at the Desire HD, as the FCC has approved what appears to be the smartphone. Though the FCC documents don't identify the device by name, there are a couple of details that point to this being the Desire HD. First we have the model number PD98120 used in the FCC filing, just slightly off the PD98100 that the current HD uses. Just as telling, the outline of the label the ...

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  • by | December 23, 2010 4:39 PM

    European owners of HTC's Desire HD and Desire Z are about to receive an update to their phones, but it doesn't look like there will be any Gingerbread waiting in the stockings this year. HTC tweeted today that the two Desire models are about to receive an update that would "make your mobile experience even better". The ambiguous wording of the promise made us start wondering if this couldn't be a little Android 2.3 treat just in time for the holidays. Apparently, we weren't the only ones exploring that possibility, as HTC responded shortly thereafter to clarify. In a follow-up tweet, the ...

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  • by | December 20, 2010 2:10 AM

    The HTC Desire HD looks to be hitting carrier Telus in Canada soon, at least according to a picture of the device displaying a Telus boot/splash screen that MobileSyrup published. There is no word regarding pricing but as far as availability is concerned, Canadian Telus and HTC fans should expect the Desire HD in the first two months of 2011. Just like its European cousin, the Telus Desire HD should sport a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 768MB RAM, 1.5GB internal storage, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, 4.3-inch WVGA display and should operate Android 2.2 Froyo. Whether it will be upgradeable or ...

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  • by | December 6, 2010 8:25 PM

    SRS Labs Dolby Labs has been working with smartphone makers for years to improve audio quality by including virtual sound processing. Turning on the sound processing can mean the difference between flat music and lively audio with bright highs and boomy lows (assuming you're using good headphones). The upcoming Desire HD is one such device that will benefit from the advanced audio processing. Also including the 5.1 virtual surround is the line of Galaxy S devices, including the US-facing Captivate, Fascinate, Vibrant and Epic 4G. To turn on the processing, hit the "5.1" button when in the ...

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  • by | November 20, 2010 4:27 PM

    You might remember our post about AMOLED vs. traditional LCDs from the picture viewing perspective and then the comparison between Super AMOLED, AMOLED and LCD in direct sunlight. Different devices employ different screen types and different technologies. In the video below you can see some high magnification pictures of various screens employed by different manufacturers, namely LCD on the HTC HD2, S-AMOLED on the Samsung Galaxy S, AMOLED on the HTC Desire (later they switched to SLCD and we showed you how to spot the difference), SLCD on the HTC Desire HD and AMOLED on the Acer Stream. ...

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