Ace up HTC’s sleeve is Desire HD

16 Jul 2010

It looks as though the next HTC smartphone – rumoured to be called the Ace – may actually be a HD upgrade from the current Desire.

With plenty of rumours circulating around the web, the blog lists the specs that the Desire HD may come equipped with.

  • 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen
  • 8-megapixel camera
  • 1 GHZ Qualcomm processor
  • Android 2.2 OS (Froyo)
  • HD 720p video capture
  • Xvid video playback
  • SRS surround sound
  • Automatic face tracking
  • Adobe Flash 10 support
  • 4GB internal memory (up to 32GB)
  • E-book reader app
  • Unibody aluminium design

How does this stack up against the Desire? Well, the regular, vanilla Desire has a 3.7-inch screen, no HD video capability, runs on Android 2.1 and has a 5-megapixel camera. It has face detection but no tracking and doesn’t come with a HTC-on e-book reader although alternatives like the Amazon Kindle app work quite well.

And although the Desire is a smart-looking phone, the news of a unibody aluminium enclosure, like the Legend, is welcome.

While US phone fans have the HTC Evo (4G), those in the UK might have the Desire HD by October.