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IT experts and Rhian Ramos on HTC Desire HD

IT Experts have spoken already, even the ever gorgeous celebrity of GMA7 – Rhian Ramos have joined the plunge. All of them had their own story about this flagship smartphone of HTC. The HTC Desire HD which was officially launched in November last year.

Here are the experts statements about their hands on experience on the HTC Desire HD.

His TOP CHOICE among the 2010 best smartphones according to Yuga aka Abe Olandres of Yugatech.com.

“The Sense UI brings a refreshing yet functional interface on top of the Android OS. And with the new HTCSense.com service, featuring access to cloud storage, the security of and control over your HTC handset is made even easier,” he says.

A serial technopreneur who has been blogging since 2000, Abe Olandres was included in T3 Magazine’s list of influential people in the Philippine techbiz, and is regularly tapped as a resource person on IT-related topics.

For him, “The HTC Desire HD has all the makings of a kick-ass smartphone. It has a large capacitive screen, a powerful 1GHz SnapDragon processor, and the latest Android Froyo operating system—a combination very few other handsets can match.” Other than writing blogs, Olandres has expanded into consulting, organizing conferences, moderating seminars here and abroad, and doing internet marketing. The many followers of his technology-centric blog site, www.yugatech.com know he has had countless encounters with smartphones of every kind.
“Having bought and owned four HTC phones in the last 12 months, I’m consistently impressed with the design and quality of HTC smartphones, and the HTC Desire HD tops them all,” he says, then concludes, “The HTC Desire HD is among my top choices for 2010’s best smartphones.”

A WELL-ROUNDED MOBILE SOLUTION says Paolo Manzano, the editor-in-chief of Hardware Magazine Philippines.

The HTC Desire HD is truly worthy of its place at the top of HTC’s product offerings.” Aside from the solid industrial design and premium feel, it is also an immensely powerful device that offers quick and easy customization and an unparalleled multimedia repertoire.”

HTC’s idea behind this phone is to fit it with huge cinematic 4.3-inch display, Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual surround sound, and applications that really rock, to come up with a super-fast internet phone that gives an exhilarating browsing experience. It sports the solid aluminum unibody frame high-end HTC units have come to be known for, and is the first to be powered by the new 1GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon processor.

Manzano says that in terms of performance, HTC Desire HD’s “highly optimized 1GHz Snapdragon platform with 768MB of RAM offers buttery smooth responsiveness and seamless multitasking. On the multimedia side, the eight megapixel camera with 720p HD video serves as a quality substitute over dedicated devices, while features such as expanded wireless tethering and an improved navigation give business users even more tools at their disposal.”

This veteran with almost seven years in the technology industry is a keen observer of the mobile phone industry, both as part of his job and for his own enjoyment. This avid smartphone user declares, “All put together, the HTC Desire HD epitomizes HTC’s efforts at innovating within the Android space and offering mobile solutions that are extremely well-rounded and are a cut above the rest. HTC Desire HD deserves its place in my daily arsenal as it helps me serve up tricks for both work and play.”

And as for Rhian Ramos, the HTC celebrity endorser in the Philippines – “The HTC Desire HD is my latest all-around go-to gadget these days”.

The HTC Desire HD was inspired by the idea of making life moment a little better and a lot more fun. First to impress is the 1Ghz processor and internet connectivity. The HTC Desire HD provides an ultimate browsing experience even on content heavy web pages with updated entertainment news on www.pep.ph. With the flash support feature, it shows me websites the way they are meant.  What’s more, view multiple web pages in separate windows with a pinch and a tab.

“I’m almost always on the move, doing movies or TV series, going to pictorials and guestings, else traveling for location shoots and promotional activities. During the rare ‘lull’ times, I appreciate it by capturing and sharing moments in HD.  Plus, it’s awesome that my HTC Desire HD allows me to shoot 720p video during the day and stream it wirelessly from phone to DLNA enabled TV when I’m home.”

The little thoughtful additions such as the ringer volume going lower as soon as the phone is lifted, or completely silenced just by flipping the phone over, delight HTC Desire HD users every time. “It’s totally sweet that you can do that with this phone, since, it’s like, really embarrassing sometimes when you’re in the middle of something important and your phone goes off full blast.”

She admits she’s still in the process of discovering the many exciting, different and new facets of her smartphone, as well as of personalizing it–“I still keep modifying the Scenes, sometimes getting more Scenes from the HTC Hub just for the fun of it!”—yet she definitely thinks the upgrades on HTC Desire HD are not just handy features but are significant performance changes, thanks to the new HTC Sense.

The HTC Sense and HTCSense.com

The HTC Sense is a holistic users’ experience that permeates throughout the HTC Desire HD.  It is designed around many little insightful ideas. Ideas that seem so simple, you think “why hasn’t any one else thought of that? It just makes sense.” It’s a phone experience full of lots of little surprises, delighting you every time ….

Today’s HTC Sense can also be experienced online at htcsense.com. Users are offered some premium features . For example, make your phone ring at top volume if you think you lose the phone or wipe it remotely to protect its sensitive data if you suspect it is lost for good.,. You still have your sms and contact backup on htcsense.com

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HTC Desire HD, Photo, Specs & Pricing

HTC Desire HD was launched in the Philippines last night. Below is the specs and the pricing.

  • Qualcomm QSD 8255, 1GHz processor
  • Android 2.2 Froyo with HTC Sense
  • ROM: 1.5GB, RAM: 768MB, microSD up to 32GB
  • 4.3” touchscreen with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution
  • 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and 2x LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • SRS virtual surround sound
  • 3G up to 14.4Mbps download
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/, Bluetooth 2.1
  • USB and WiFi tethering
  • GPS
  • G-sensor, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
  • 1230 mAh Li-Polymer battery

HD will be a good Christmas present since it will be available in the local stores in December. SRP is Php 35,000.00

We also have the event photos of the launching here – RHIAN RAMOS at the HTC Desire Z & Desire HD launching.

HTC Desire Z, Photo, Specs & Pricing

The HTC Desire Z was launched at the same time with the Desire HD. Specs and Pricing is after the jump.

  • Qualcomm MSM 7230, 800MHz
  • Android 2.2 Froyo with HTC Sense
  • ROM: 1.5GB, RAM: 512MB, microSD up to 32GB
  • 3.7” touchscreen with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution
  • Z-slider QWERTY keyboard
  • 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • SRS virtual surround sound
  • 3G up to 14.4Mbps download
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/, Bluetooth 2.1
  • Internet sharing through USB
  • GPS
  • G-sensor, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
  • 1300 mAh Li-Polymer battery

This model is already available in the market. SRP is PhP 32,000.00.