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HTC Desire HD OTA Firmware Released

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has released a fresh firmware update over the air for the HTC Desire HD, one that bears the software number 1.32.405.3.

HTC says on its support page (opens in new tab) that the update will bring new features and improved performance with "Screen control and photo message compatibility enhancements" added at the end of the post.

Users have been warned to use a Wi-Fi connection because of the size of the update and that their content will remain intact although they'd still recommend backing up personal data first.

The HTC Desire HD has been launched last month and is now widely available in the UK. The release of an OTA firmware update could mean that there *might* be some issues.

There are rumours pointing to proximity sensor problems, similar to the one that affected the iPhone 4 at launch and was solved subsequently.

The phone, which has superseded the HTC Desire as the top of the range Android handset of the company, is packed with some impressive technology (more here) and comes with a rather low pricetag.

Mobilephonesdirect (opens in new tab) for example sells it on T-Mobile with a free 8GB microSD card for as little as £30 per month with 900 minutes, 1GB data and 500 texts on a two year contract.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.