HTC Pulls Out HTC Desire Z Smartphone

The Desire Z smartphone has been presented to the press this morning during an HTC event and it looks as if the phone will replace the venerable HTC Dream as the company's default Android touch or type handset.

The fourth member of the Desire family (yes we count the Wildfire as a Desire member) has a nice hinged 3.7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display that matches the HTC Desire's one and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

As for the HTC Desire, it has a five-megapixel camera with HD recording capabilities and a 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor which is a die shrink of the QSD8250 with a better graphics module and a lower clockspeed.

You will get 802.11n Wi-Fi, HTC Sense UI (the new one with Fast Boot), Android OS 2.2, a 1300mAh battery, 4GB internal storage. It is slightly thicker than expected at 14.2mm (the HTC Desire HD is 11.8mm) and around 25 per cent heavier than the HTC Desire at 180g.

The phone will be released towards the end of the year and will be one of many Android-based keyboard-equipped handsets that will come on the market.