HTC unveils Desire HD and Desire Z Android handsets

Nokia World isn’t the only thing going on in London today. Conveniently, HTC has scheduled a press conference in the very same city at the very same time. HTC used this London-based press conference to announce two new Android handsets, the Desire HD and the Desire Z.

The Desire HD will have a similar 4.3-inch form factor, run Android 2.2, and will be powered by the 1 GHz 8255 Snapdragon processor. You can think of the Desire HD as the EVO for the rest of the GSM loving HTC masses. The new handset will have HTC’s now standard 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and 720p video recording, Wi-Fi b/g/n, HSAP+ radio, and will be loaded with a new, enhanced version of HTC’s Sense UI (which will leverage services from the newly launched htcsense.com).

The Desire Z will, more or less, be the G2 — with the same 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor, 3.7-inch display, and full-QWERTY keyboard — and like the HD will boast an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and 720p video recording, Wi-Fi b/g/n, HSAP+ radio, and the new Sense UI.

Both devices will begin to hit store shelves in October… let’s just hope they are not exclusive to our friends over the pond.

UPDATE: HTC’s website htcsense.com is not yet live; it will launch next month with the new devices.

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