HTC Desire Z

The HTC Desire Z, also known as the Vision, as well as the HTC Desire HD, formerly known as the Ace, are set to be released soon. HTC is holding a special event on September 15, most likely to introduce its new lineup of phones. 

Online store has begun displaying the new Desires, sort of. They're shown in silhouette, there are no specs listed, and "prices have not yet been confirmed." It's likely what we're looking at here is a retailer looking to get ahead of the pitch, not a formal declaration that the phones are on their way. (That said, we're pretty confident that the phones are on their way.)

As for those specs, however, here's a recap of what we think is known:

Desire Z:

  • 3.7-inch screen 
  • 480 x 800
  • Android 2.1 (Eclair)
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor

Desire HD:

  • 4.3-inch screen
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 8mp camera
  • 4GB internal memory
  • 720p video capture
  • 1GHz processor

Two strong Android phones, these are great follow ups to the original Desire, another great device. [HTC Source]


Reader comments

HTC Desire Z (Vision) and HTC Desire HD (Ace) set to release in Europe soon, found advertised on mobile site


I know this will sound snarky as it is the nature of the internet, but-- is there really *any* excuse for launching a device with anything but Froyo now?

Seriously, I'm actually asking. Does Froyo have to be specifically optimized for each set of hardware? (As opposed to like Windows OS which can be run pretty much on any combination of hardware available.)

i've heard that these are the secret phones Tmobile is supposedly coming out with in september or november. i heard that tmobile will drop the tmobile G2 (the htc desire z...i think) and the MyTouch 3G HD (the htc desire HD). i just wish these two where smashed together into one. this is it tmo you better get this right

These new phones don't look much different to the original desire, same CPU, you can capture 720p on all, desire runs froyo, bigger screen is not an exciting upgrade, just means it doesn't fit in your pocket anymore :)