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HTC Desire HD officially announced; is this Europe’s EVO?

September 15, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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HTC Desire HD

Android fans in Europe watched folks on the other side of the Atlantic get new devices with awe-inspiring specs and wondered, “What about us?” Sure, the HTC Desire is a great product, but what about the people thirsting for something that could rival the EVO?

The Desire HD fits the bill.

At its press conference today in London, HTC announced that it has taken “the most challenging material of all, metal” and built a solid phone out it. The aluminum-body Desire HD houses a 4.3-inch SLCD display; 8 megapixel camera with dual flash, face recognition, and fun effects; and a 1 GHz processor.

The Desire HD runs Android 2.2 with a version of Sense UI that includes small changes to the interface and feature set, a new website for connectivity, and support for eBooks powered by Kobo. The introduction of DLNA and Dolby Mobile surround sound makes for quite a device.

Expect to see the Desire HD begin shipping to Europe and Asia next month.