HTC Corporation has introduced a new HTC Sense experience with the new HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z Android-based smartphones. HTC Sense now includes a series of connected services called HTCSense. “We’re excited to be taking the HTC Sense experience beyond the phone to a whole new level with a series of connected HTC services we call HTCSense.com,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation.
The new HTC Sense experience offers a variety of enhancements that improve how people capture, create, share and access multimedia content, claims to the company. Now people can record HD videos or capture and edit images with a variety of camera effects. With HTC Locations, a new differentiated online mapping experience, people have instant, on-demand mapping without download delays or incurring mobile roaming charges. It also includes a new integrated online e-reading experience utilizing a new e-book store powered by Koboä and a new mobile-optimized e-reader that includes the ability to highlight, annotate and quickly search for definitions or translate unfamiliar terms.
With the new HTCSense.com service, people can manage their mobile phone experience from their HTC phone or personal computer. For example, people can easily locate a missing phone by triggering the handset to ring loudly, even if it is set to silent, or to flag its location on a map. If the phone’s been lost or stolen, users can remotely lock the phone, forward calls and texts to another phone, send a message to the phone to arrange its return or even remotely wipe all personal data from it. HTCSense.com makes it easy to setup a new HTC phone or access archived mobile content such as contacts, text messages and call history from a PC browser. People can also customize their phones with exclusive HTC content like wallpapers, HTC scenes, sounds or plug-ins.
HTC Desire comes with a bright 4.3-inch LCD display, Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual sound. This smartphone is the first to be powered by the new 1GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon processor It enables 720p HD video recording and includes an 8-megapixel camera with dual-flash. It also includes the new HTC Fast Boot that enables people to quickly make a call or check emails by shortening the time taken to complete the power-up sequence.
For people constantly on the go, HTC Desire Z makes it quick and easy to stay connected with friends on Facebook and Twitter or with colleagues and customers at work. HTC Desire Z features a ‘pop hinge’ that opens to reveal a QWERTY. The keyboard also includes a variety of keyboard shortcuts and two customizable keys for providing instant access to common functions without the need to open menus. HTC Desire Z also includes 720p HD video recording and a 5-megapixel camera with automatic flash. It is the first phone to utilize the new 800MHz Qualcomm 7230 processor for improved performance and battery life and also includes HTC Fast Boot.
The new HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z will be available through mobile operators and retailers across major European and Asian markets from October 2010 with the HTC Desire Z shipping in North America later this year.