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The HTC Desire Z was released in November 2010. It runs Google Android 2.2 Froyo with HTC Sense 2.0 UI. This new smartphone features a physical landscape QWERTY keyboard with a unique hinge mechanism. The HTC Desire Z phone is sporting a 3.7-inch Super LCD screen with a 480x800 WVGA resolution. Inside is an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor with 512MB of RAM and 1.9GB of ROM. The Desire Z smartphone also features a 4.9-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. Read on for the latest Desire Z news, HTC smartphone reviews and videos:

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    HTC has been really outdoing itself lately when it comes to allowing the bootloaders of more of its Androids to be unlocked. The company got off to a slow, if not respectable start, but the last few weeks have really seen an upswing in the rate at which HTC is bringing these unlocks to its existing lineup of smartphones. Just last week, the Desire HD joined that growing list. Today, HTC officially adds support for an additional handful of models. Today's roster of inductees features the Desire Z, as well as its carrier-branded version, the T-Mobile G2. There's also the international ...

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    Gingerbread has been trickling out for users of HTC's Desire Z for the past couple weeks. HTC had earlier said that the code would be available by the end of June, but better late than never, we suppose. Then we heard that HTC expected to start sending it out in mid-July, with plans to wrap things up by the end of the month. Continental Europe certainly saw its Desire Z Gingerbread update, with initial reports coming out of Germany. Now it looks like it's finally time for Desire Z owners in the UK to get a go at it themselves. As of now, only Desire Zs without carrier branding are getting ...

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    Just a couple of days ago we heard from HTC and they were telling the world that the HTC Desire Z is getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread soon, by the end of June. According to recent reports, phone owners have already received an update notification. HTC Desire Z owners in Germany reportedly got a notification of the update to Android 2.3.3 being ready for their phones. HTC Germany, in official wording, reportedly confirmed: "... Today we can officially confirm - yes"! Do you have a Desire Z and received an update notification yet? Might help to go into Settings, About Phone and manually check ...

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    It's been a while since HTC gave out new information related to the HTC Desire Z Gingerbread update. Last time we heard from the manufacturer was back in May when the Taiwanese company promised Gingerbread for the Desire Z by the end of June. We're at the middle of July and HTC posted some news on its Romanian Facebook page. According to the wording, the Desire Z will get its Gingerbread in the coming weeks. The testing is in its final phase and the roll-out should begin by the end of this month, with some carriers getting it earlier than others but, according to HTC, everyone should be ...

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    Yesterday we learned about HTC finally getting a Gingerbread update going for both the Desire HD and the Incredible S. The Desire HD release is part of a move by HTC to get Android 2.3 on all the Desire-series Androids, as it claimed it would be working on in the first half of this year. While the HD is now taken care of, Desire Z owners are still waiting for a little Gingerbread of their own. We've heard estimations from HTC on when to expect the release ranging from spring to summer. In its most recent update, HTC has said that Gingerbread for the Desire Z will arrive before the end of ...

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    HTC's latest launcher, known by some as Sense UI 3.0 and others as Sense 3D, is starting to be seen on various smartphones -- even those HTC never intended, such as the T-Mobile G2. It's not exactly what you'd call "functional" but it's a good, first-hand look at what upcoming devices will come with. If you've got a T-Mobile G2 you'll need to download the ROM, flash it with ROM Manager (or your favorite recovery image), and you will have to perform a factory reset or things will likely go awry. I'd also suggest performing a full backup before you jump in. (The video shows you how to do all ...

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    Just when Samsung is finally getting Android 2.2 Froyo to their smartphones, HTC went and announced that many of its recent phones will be getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread in the Spring. The devices in question range from the Desire and Desire HD to the Desire Z and the newer Incredible S. Many of you know that the HTC Desire Z and the T-Mobile G2 are essentially the same phone, the latter without HTC's Sense UI. No mention was made whether or not an official Gingerbread update would be made available for the G2 at the same time -- or ever. We'll have to wait for T-Mobile to answer that ...

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    HTC just released the sourcecode for the kernels on their Aria, Desire Z, Desire HD and myTouch 4G. These devices have had their kernels released previously so today's release represents updates, bug-fixes, and improvements. The kernel is "the central component of most computer operating systems; it is a bridge between applications and the actual data processing done at the hardware level. The kernel's responsibilities include managing the system's resources (the communication between hardware and software components). Usually as a basic component of an operating system, a kernel can ...

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    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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    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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    One of our viewers decided to go the extra-mile and cooked up an unreleased version of CyanogenMod ROM, complete with the Gingerbread bits from the AOSP for the T-Mobile G2. What's it like? In a word, it's awesome! Is it ready to eat? Not yet. This is basically an unofficial "preview release" of what will become CyanogenMod 7. It hasn't met the "release candidate" stage (yet), and most of the custom CyanogenMod bits are missing. The camera (both still and video) don't currently work, GPS is slow, Wi-Fi is buggy, and the soft keyboard is Japanese. Calling, Bluetooth, and basic functionality ...

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    Sprint's HTC Speedy (which may have dropped the HTC EVO Shift 4G naming and goes by the codename HTC Knight) has surfaced in a real life photograph showing off the slide-out keyboard in its full glory but with no front facing camera after all. We've seen exclusive renders taken from a leaked ROM and we couldn't help but wonder, against all rumors, where that certain front facing camera would be and it looks like we were right as there seems to be no camera on the front of the device to support video calling. If you can nevertheless live without video calling, the Sprint version of the HTC ...

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    Some people don't like the way the keyboard on the T-Mobile G2 and HTC Desire Z lifts up and back (rather than sliding). They've voiced concerns over what they call the "fragility" of the hinges, and the ease in which the keyboard can unintentionally open or close while beings used in various positions. I don't share these concerns, and haven't had any problems with my keyboard opening or closing when I didn't want it to -- unless I was using it upside down. Be that as it may, one particularly adventurous tinkerer has found a way to adjust the mechanism to keep the phone closed a little ...

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    Those of you who remember when the Nexus One first came out may remember Cyanogen, the developer behind the now infamous CyanogenMod custom ROM, coming out with "Bacon". Bacon wasn't a full-blown custom ROM, it was a collection of tweaks, hacks, and goodies to start pushing what the Nexus One could do. With today's announcement of a permanent root solution for the T-Mobile G2 Cyanogen has put together a set of goodies he's calling "Bacon Bits for the G2". Here's what he has to say: Add some bacon to your G2! * Kernel with overclocking and lots of goodies - ...

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    We knew it was only a matter of time before the resourceful developers on the #G2ROOT team would be able to permanently root the T-Mobile G2 -- and hopefully soon it's brother, the HTC Desire Z. As with all phones, rooting the G2 is not without a certain level of risk, so by continuing further you assume those risks which include, but are not limited to, bricking your phone, voiding your warranty, and/or destabilizing the currency of your nation. First off, you're going to need some files, those can be downloaded from the thread at XDA-Developers. The files in question are hboot-eng.img ...

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