HTC Desire Z officially announced with hinged display

Android 2.2 Desire Z to host 5-megapixel camera

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HTC Desire Z

Desire Z joins fleet of HTC Android handsets

Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer HTC has today added a number of new strings to its already impressive bow as it officially announces the HTC Desire Z, an Android 2.2 running handset featuring a hinged 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen.

- HTC Desire Z official pictures

Unveiled during its press conference in London the Desire Z looks set to follow HTC’s current run of good form that has seen it challenge Apple’s iPhone at the top of the smartphone tables. Forgoing the standard slide mechanism, the Z’s hinged screen will pop open for what HTC is dubbing a “more thumb friendly typing experience.”

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‘Round back the HTC Desire Z is impressive with a 5-megapixel camera with flash and 720p HD video recording capabilities. These impressive credentials are further boosted by the inclusion of a nippy 800MHz Qualcomm processor and an area of connectivity options that will include 802.11n Wi-Fi.

A number of fully customisable buttons on the spacious full QWERTY keyboard can be set to offer instant shortcut access to applications brought from the ever growing Android marketplace.

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