HTC Desire HD hands-on preview video

HTC has been setting the pace among Android device vendors from the very beginning, with the launch of G1 two years ago. Sometimes other vendors like Motorola, and now Samsung, will leapfrog Taiwanese upstart. But that will last only a few weeks.

E.g, when original Motorola Droid come out, it was able to hold Android leadership crown for only couple of months, and then we got Nexus One.  For the next generation devices, Motorola came up with Droid X and Samsung launched Galaxy S, leaving HTC Droid Incredible/Desire in the dust. Yes, I know about EVO 4G – but that’s a device with very limited availabilty.

Today HTC unveiled it’s next generation Android  device – HTC Desire HD.

I’ve been able to get some hands on time with Desire HD at the HTC launch event in London today, and I’m impressed. Running on the new 1 GHz  Qualcomm   Snapdragon chip, with 768MB of RAM, HTC Desire is so snappy and fast, it’s crazy.

Here’s a quick video overview of HTC Desire HD:

And some HTC Desire HD pics:

Author: Stasys Bielinis

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  • Buhlasd

    htc sense and android ui = very efficient and functional but…FUGLY and looking a very tired

    honestly HTC, reinvent androids ‘sense UI’ already, it looks dull and dated, android’s UI needs a complete overhaul to bring it into the 21st century, ditch the goddamn awful icons. Something similar to the HD2 or the HD3 and another HTC concept previewed are the way forward.

  • Anonymous

    Can someone explain to me why this thing could EVER need 768Mb of RAM? Is this brute force to combat code inefficiency?

  • Anonymous

    this guy says it has “a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1ghz processor”.

    it doesn’t.

    the 1st Snapdragon processors (such as in HD2 and Nexus One) were manufactured on 60nm with an Adreno 200 graphics core.

    the Desire HD has a 45nm MSM8255 1Ghz processor with Adreno 205.

    very different processors on Qualcomm’s family of chips.

  • SEO Services

    Cool gizmo. Even cooler features. Thank you for the video

  • Tarkan Erimer

    Why there is NO front facing camera on this model while EVO has it ??! I was very very disappointed by the lack of front facing camera :-(