TELUS HTC Desire HD Hardware Review

Finally have some hands on time with the upcoming TELUS HTC Desire HD. This will be their latest Android device that will run OS 2.2 with HTC Sense 2.0. The Desire HD is a beautiful device – certainly a step up in class from the original Desire TELUS released last year.

The specs are impressive as it comes with a dominant 4.3-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480×800. The screen is honestly huge an watching videos or playing games on this will be a good time. There are 4 capacitive buttons on the bottom: Home, Menu, Back and Search. Holding the Desire HD feels good in the hand… As expected it’s a big device – the overall dimensions are 123 x 68 x 11.8mm and weighs in at a large 164 grams with the battery (1230 mAh battery that we will test in our full review). You’ll see the standard buttons and ports around the device: volume rocker, 3.5mm headset jack, micro USB, power, earpiece… but when you flip it to the back the design is different and very welcomed. Most notably is the 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus, dual LED flash. This can record 720p HD videos and supports DLNA so you can stream your pics, video and music to your TV. From a design perspective you won’t be fiddling around with the back cover as HTC made a couple quick access point to the battery, SIM card and microSD card slots (this can hold up to 32GB and ships with an 8GB card).

Other specs of the Desire HD are that it has a 1 GHz processor, can reach peak download speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps, is mobile Wi-Fi hotspot compatible for up to 8 devices, GPS, supports Flash 10.1. We’ll follow up with a full review shortly, plus video and picture quality.