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The HTC Desire Z Android phone is basically a smaller version of the Desire HD. The Desire Z is powered by an 800MHz processor, which is slightly slower than the Desire HD's, and has a 5-megapixel camera with single-LED flash and 720p HD video recording. The phone has 1.5GB of on-board memory, along with a microSD card slot that supports cards of up to 32GB in size.
HTC has confirmed the Desire Z will be upgradeable to the latest 2.3 "Gingerbread" version of Android in the coming months. The HTC Desire Z is a chunky smartphone that feels quite heavy. Its 3.7in display is smaller than the Desire HD's, but the phone is much thicker. Like most HTC phones, it features a few nice design touches — a brushed aluminium battery cover and front fascia, rounded edges, and smooth, hard plastic.
The key feature of the HTC DesireZ is its "pop-out" QWERTY keyboard. The Desire Z's hinge feels like an unfortunate design flaw. The HTC Desire Z has a 3.7in SLCD screen. The HTC Desire Z comes with the 2.2 or "Froyo" version of the Google Android platform. The Desire Z also comes with the latest version of HTC's Sense UI. A range of maps can be downloaded and stored on the SD card; the Australian map is a 345MB download that will work without the need to access mobile data.
The HTC Desire Z's Web browser benefits from Froyo: it's one of the best mobile browsers we've used. The HTC Desire Z benefits from a quick boot up-time (claimed to be 10 seconds) and DLNA support for connection to compatible televisions. You can also access the Android market from HTCSense.com, including a list of third-party applications recommended by HTC.
The HTC Desire Z has a 5-megapixel camera with a single LED flash, and it doubles as a 720p HD video recorder. The HTC Desire HD was let down by its battery life, so we are pleased to report that although it's not stellar, the battery life of the Desire Z is a little more pleasing.
By. Android Phone Tips