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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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    The latest version of HTC Sense found on the Desire Z and the Desire HD has two pretty neat, but difficult-to-discover features that makes web browsing more easy. First, you can instantly jump to the tab view by pinch inwards when you're in a zoomed out view. It's like Leap for the browser. This helps tremendously with managing multiple open windows. Second, you can highlight any word or phrase in the browser with a tap and hold. From there, you can choose Quick Lookup, which will query Wikipedia, YouTube, Google, and several other services. This is a great way to quickly find more ...

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    The Desire Z is a fantastic Android 2.2 phone from HTC that has a great pop-out keyboard, plus HTC's latest Sense interface for Android. If you're on T-Mobile, you can get the G2. If you're in Europe, you can get the Desire Z. Here's a little secret: AT&T users can get a Desire Z that supports the proper bands to do 3G! In reality, it's actually the Bell Cananda version, but it truly works on AT&T's 3G network, utilizing the 850 and 1900 MHz UMTS bands (we've been clocking about 2mbps down and 1.6mbps up over HSDPA). The device, like the G2, has the one-of-a-kind "pop out" hinge which ...

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    The HTC Sense interface for Android, in the opinion of many, is quite an improvement over other interfaces out there, such as plain vanilla installs of Android (as found on the Nexus One) or TouchWiz (which comes preloaded on all Galaxy S smartphones). HTC Sense for Android features extra widgets with the ability to set preconfigured widget layouts (via Scenes), plus it comes with additional on-screen keyboards. The latest version of Sense goes a bit further by allowing you to skin the entire interface, switch apps more quickly through the notification shade, and access HTCSense.com ...

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    If you're a developer and want to get your hands dirty developing for the HTC Desire Z or the T-Mobile G2 (also made by HTC), you'll be happy to know that HTC has just released the source code for these two devices. As always, the code takes up less than a megabyte of space. What's the deal with source code? As we described in a previous post: According to the the Open Source Project at Android, the reason for source codes to be made available to the public is to reduce, if not eliminate, fragmentation, and to ensure the greatest amount of compatibility between different builds and ...

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    TomTom together with HTC announced today through a Press Release that they are combining their forces in order to bring the best navigation and location services and experience to their customers on HTC smartphones. We earlier demonstrated the new HTC Desire HD navigation software - in a beta ported over to an HTC HD2 - that comes standard on the HTC Desire HD and what was best was that all the maps were saved directly to the device or storage card, opposed to let's say Google Maps, where you'd have to access them online via Data Connection or WiFi. HTC Locations is initially available on ...

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    Those of you that are in love with the HTC Desire Z (a device that couples a Touch Pro2-like keyboard with Android 2.2) but are on AT&T will soon be able to rock the new side-slider on your network and get 3G speeds. Negri Electronics is showing a version of the Desire Z that has the proper bands to do AT&T 3G, so that's UMTS 850 and 1900. Naturally, you're going to have to cough up some serious dough for the privilege of using such a device: look for it to cost around $600 when it starts shipping in early November. So who's getting one? Source: Negri Electronics

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    Canadian carrier Bell has announced it will be carrying HTC's slide out QWERTY Android 2.2 device the HTC Desire Z. A holding page where you can register your interest has been made available and you will be automatically entered into a draw to win one of the new devices if you take the time to register. There is no further information available in regards to pricing or when the device will be released, but as always we will let you know as soon as that changes. The HTC Desire Z is very similar to T-Mobiles G2 and has an 800MHz Qualcomm processor, five-megapixel camera with flash, HD ...

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    Earlier today HTC released the source-code to the kernel of the Desire Z. This is great news for the for ROM developers all over since legitimate custom ROMs can now be created and released for the phones. 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 provide the lowest-level ...

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    HTCSense.com is online and accepting sign-ups from people running both the Desire HD and the Desire Z phones -- phones that are running the latest version of the HTC Sense UI. Unfortunately, other Android devices, even those running older versions of HTC's Sense UI can't get in. According to a post at ePrice.com.tw, HTC is planning on letting not only other Android devices in, but Windows Phone 7 as well. Additionally, if you are running on an HTC Desire currently, if the rumors hold true, HTC will be updating your Sense UI to the new version as early as December 2010.

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    For Verizon Wireless customers eager with envy of their T-Mobile brethren's T-Mobile G2 Android smartphone with its full hardware keyboard in landscape mode, Android blog Android Central has gotten a hold of the Verizon Wireless HTC Merge in a video. It's unclear if the final shipping retail units will be different from the unit that Android Central has obtained, but the video should give users a glimpse of the hardware and the awesome keyboard on the HTC Android device. The Merge is slated as a world phone, so it will support a SIM card for international travelers. Additionally, it is ...

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    HTC may have delayed the shipping dates on its recently-announced Desire HD and Desire Z Android handsets, according to several online retailers. A thread over at XDA-Developers shows customers who have pre-ordered gradually reporting their anticipated ship dates slipping, with Amazon UK, for instance, now showing a November 15th release for the HD. The e-tailer had originally scheduled shipments for an October 13th delivery. Expansys has also changed release dates, stating that the Desire HD is due on the 19th of October, while the Z isn't expected until the 30th. Clove pre-orderers have ...

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    The HTCSense.com portal was announced along with the Desire HD and Desire Z in September. The portal was to act as a way to manage your HTC Android device from the web. Even though the Desire HD and Z aren't yet available, we managed to get a look at the HTCSense.com website by running the Desire HD ROM on the HTC HD2. In this video, we provide a full tour of the portal. The website is divided into five sections: Dashboard, Footprints, People, Messages, and HTC Hub. Dashboard lets you remotely wipe, lock and ring your phone, plus it lets you find your phone on a map, forward SMS, and ...

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    Following the successful port of the Android-powered HTC Desire HD ROM over to the Windows Phone 6.5-powered HTC HD2, another XDA member has managed to perform the same feat with the HTC Desire Z ROM -- better known as the Vision or the T-Mobile G2. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the ROM has good performance and benchmarks well, with the only downside being lack of camera support, which admittedly is probably a dealbreaker for quite a few users. Both the Desire Z and the Desire HD are announced but unreleased Android 2.2 Froyo handsets sporting the latest version of HTC Sense interface ...

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    Following the release of the eight-minute walkthrough of the Desire HD, HTC has released their Desire Z video, equally as long, which shows off some of the cool new features of the device. For example, they talk about the "pop-out" hinge design and the design philosophy of it. They also cover the keyboard, which has been design with ergonomics in mind, with the addition of programmable keys that can be used to carry out tasks or launch programs (thus keeping your fingers on the keyboard, and not on the display). Aditionally, some of the new HTC Sense features are covered such as the new ...

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    Mobile-Review.com had a first look of the HTC Desire HD aka HTC Ace and they call it "the most technological HTC device to date if the HTC EVO 4G is not taken into account". Nothing really new is said that we don't already know but on a writer's personal note, the Ace is built out of metal - being the main material used - with some plastic "patches" on the top and bottom of the back side, which, even if they represent a necessity being placed around the dual flash, covering the SIM and memory cards and on the side, they seem to be a turn off for the author. Since it was an engineering ...

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