The HTC Desire HD Is A Highly Functional All Rounder

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The HTC Desire HD was released in October 2010, and has received a warm reception in the Smartphone market which was until now dominated by a small number of models. The specifications of the HTC Desire HD are impressive to say the least, with highlights including an 8 megapixel digital camera, and huge 4.3 inch touchscreen and Android 2.2 Froyo.

The handset measures 123x 68x 11.8 millimetres, so considering the size of the screen it is actually relatively compact unit and certainly pocket friendly and slimline. It is also relatively light weight at 164 g, considering the amount of technology within the handset.

Measuring 4.4 inches, the HTC Desire HD has an LCD capacitive touchscreen which boasts a pixel configuration of 480x 800 which is able to display up to 16 million individual colours. This results in fantastic display quality of on screen imagery, making it perfect for viewing photos, videos, gaming and browsing the web. The screen comes with accelerometer and proximity sensors as standard, and also supports multi-touch input. There is a touch sensitive control panel placed beneath the screen offering shortcuts the android menus. The highly customisable HTC sense user interface is called upon, and allows users to assign up to seven highly customisable homescreens for different scenarios.

A handy 1.5 GB of internal storage is provided alongside 768 MB RAM within the HTC Desire HD. Obviously, users will require further storage for their music tracks and other files. Therefore, a microSD slot is provided as standard and comes with a pre-installed 8 GB memory card. This can however be replaced with a card of up to 32 GB, meaning users have plenty of storage at their disposal.

The HTC Desire HD relies on class 32 versions of both GPRS and EDGE to keep it connected to the appropriate cellular networks when users are on the move. HSDPA provides super fast download speeds of up to 14.4 mega bytes per second, meaning users have a very fast Internet connection whenever they in areas which have 3G coverage. Both Bluetooth and micro USB connections finish off the package of connectivity features. Both of these allow users to connect the HTC Desire HD to compatible hardware devices.

One of the most impressive highlights is the HTC Desire HD has to be its 8 mega pixel digital camera. This produces fantastic quality still images thanks to a pixel resolution of 3264x 2448, and boasts Autofocus, face detection and dual LED flash as standard. Geo-tagging is an additional feature of the camera, and thanks to GPS it allows users to keep track of where they took their photos. As an added bonus, users have the luxury of using this camera to shoot high definition video footage in 720p quality.

As you may expect from a Smartphone with android 2.2 Froyo, a wealth of features is included as standard, ranging from social networking integration with Facebook and twitter applications, a versatile media player which supports many different formats of both music and video files, along with the standard package of Google features which includes Google search, maps and Gmail.

These features are just scratching the surface of what the HTC Desire HD has to offer. It is one of the most advanced and versatile Smartphones on the market, and offers a fantastic alternative to mainstream models such as the Apple iPhone.

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