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Desire Z gets some Gingerbread

HTC has made public the news that their Qwerty keyboard based Desire Z will soon be gaining an update, to Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3.

The High Tech Computer Corporation announced this information over Facebook, from their HTC UK account and in a message that reads – ‘Thanks to everyone whos been patiently waiting for the Gingerbread update for Desire Z. We are in the last stages of testing and plan to start rolling out the update over the air in the coming weeks. It may take a little time to reach all of you across every network but it should have reached everyone by the end of the month’.

HTC’s Desire Z was launched along with their large 4.3-inch screen Desire HD back in September last year and at the same time as Nokia’s annual symposium – which brought with it the N8 and their flagship business E7 handset.

The Desire Z arrived running Android ‘Froyo’ 2.2, with the HTC Sense Overlay and a slide out Qwerty keyboard that was backed by a 3.7-inch display.

Driving the mobile was an 800Mhz Qualcomm 7230 processor, where it was reportedly one of the first handsets to utilise that chipset.

Google’s ‘Gingerbread’ OS brings with it a number of overall improvements and fixes to the underlying platform, with a reworked user interface and more power efficiency along with better support for media formats – all of which was first seen in the Samsung made Nexus S.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.