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New HTC Desire HD Sim free preorder on Play (+3.5% on Quidco)
New HTC Desire HD Sim free preorder on Play (+3.5% on Quidco)

New HTC Desire HD Sim free preorder on Play (+3.5% on Quidco)

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Announced today.

Due for release on 13 Oct.

The HD Desire.

Key Features:
8 Megapixel camera
Android OS
3G / WLAN / GPS / Bluetooth connectivity
3.5mm audio jack
720p HD video recording
microSD card slot

But it is a very big handset

132 Comments

Original Poster

garbage456

only 20 months left on my contract and I can get this



The HDD with Android 4 featuring a neural interface will be out by then, just think your texts and away they go !!

contract out in november! get in!

recent desire owners must be raging

If £459.99 is a hot deal, what is the usual price ? As it's not released yet, what are other retailers charging in order that this is a hot deal ? Sorry to be picky, but I thought the whole point of a hot deal is to be much cheaper or some other advantage over other sellers.

Original Poster

It's 499.99 at Expansys, so you're saving 40 quid. Which is a bit of saving, whether you think it's a 'hot deal' is down to personal views. I thought it was a good price for brand new hi spec handset...

expansys.com/d.a…871

Edited by: "steve1221" 15th Sep 2010

ridgerama

recent desire owners must be raging



Yes I am :-(

HTC joining the Apple club of constant upgrades are they.

Hey it looks good and any feature improvments will make this even more DESIREable !

ridgerama

recent desire owners must be raging

not really i'm happy with my htc desire, but i must say: this is tempting,

Banned

marnstars

Yes I am :-(HTC joining the Apple club of constant upgrades are they.Hey … Yes I am :-(HTC joining the Apple club of constant upgrades are they.Hey it looks good and any feature improvments will make this even more DESIREable !



HTC are known for pumping out many handsets a year with small changes and some big changes. apple only do one handset a year with small changes.

i'm dissapointed with HTC not coming out with a larger screened handset... i'll stick with my dell streak for now.

meh. new handsets will always come out.

i'm happy with my desire that i got 3 months ago. i had researched and knew there were new handsets due but not enough of a difference to justify waiting

... and in 15 months i will be looking forward to the HDD with Android 4 featuring a neural interface ;op

Voted cold as I think that this is not hot at all. Tesco have the the N8 for £330. I'm sure I will get symbian haters piling on the Android hate. Anyway comparing the two phones the N8 is superior and cheaper at this stage so expect the prices to come down.

Only an LCD screen. Nothing amazing about it considering the HD2 has been out for a year.

better than iphone?


peterjmay

better than iphone?:D




No.

musicman

No.



pocketlint seem to think so from their initial feedback...i look forward to a full review

pocket-lint.com/new…e-4

ben_81

Only an LCD screen. Nothing amazing about it considering the HD2 has been … Only an LCD screen. Nothing amazing about it considering the HD2 has been out for a year.



It's an SLCD one which is an improvement over the HD2 screen.

Pretty certain that Microsoft are about to get it right and the next generation Windows 7 phones might be the way to go.

ridgerama

recent desire owners must be raging



Got mine last week (knew this was being 'announced' today too! Why would I be bothered? It has a slightly bigger screen and therefore an even worse battery life than the current Desire which is bad enough!! Oh yes and a 8MP camera instead of 5mp....whit whoo!!!

musicman

No.



thought the desire is already better than iphone4

nictry

Got mine last week (knew this was being 'announced' today too! Why would … Got mine last week (knew this was being 'announced' today too! Why would I be bothered? It has a slightly bigger screen and therefore an even worse battery life than the current Desire which is bad enough!! Oh yes and a 8MP camera instead of 5mp....whit whoo!!!



Same here, got mine 2 weeks ago and I most certainly DO NOT want a bigger phone!!!

Only downside seems to be weight at 30g heavier presumably due to the alu casing.

trustedreviews.com/mob…/p1

time to sell my iphone 3gs me thinks

nictry

Got mine last week (knew this was being 'announced' today too! Why would … Got mine last week (knew this was being 'announced' today too! Why would I be bothered? It has a slightly bigger screen and therefore an even worse battery life than the current Desire which is bad enough!! Oh yes and a 8MP camera instead of 5mp....whit whoo!!!



Indeed. People dont seem to realise that adding something new especially a larger screen detracts from the battery life (normally), so it's a trade off! makes me laugh mind how people buy something massive with an additional this and that, and complain that it only lasts 2 hours between charges.....

Picard123

Only downside seems to be weight at 30g heavier presumably due to the alu … Only downside seems to be weight at 30g heavier presumably due to the alu casing.[url=http://www.trustedreviews.com/mobile-phones/review/2010/09/15/First-Look--HD-Desire-HD--Desire-Z---HTCSense-com/p1]http://www.trustedreviews.com/mobile-phones/review/2010/09/15/First-Look--HD-Desire-HD--Desire-Z---HTCSense-com/p1[/url]


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30granms LOL is nothing. Try holding a mars bar!

ridgerama

recent desire owners must be raging



Nope. Got mine on 12 month contract.
Only suckers and the desperate go for 24 month contracts

Gonna get a refund on my shitephone 4 and pre order this. The battery life is abysmal on iphone 4's. Cant even get 6 hours out of it, and thats on standby!

Would have this over iphone any day, but still could never justify paying that for ANY phone!

if only this came out last week, i had to settle with an iphone 4.

neilb1977

pocketlint seem to think so from their initial feedback...i look forward … pocketlint seem to think so from their initial feedback...i look forward to a full reviewhttp://www.pocket-lint.com/news/35612/htc-desire-hd-iphone-4



I'd say thats not the most reliable comparison, considering they gave the better camera to the Desire due to the higher MP. Any camera is useless without the software to get the best out of it.

Slash

thought the desire is already better than iphone4



It is, and before you ask, yes i have both.

ridgerama

recent desire owners must be raging



Maybe the ignorant ones, this phone has been rumoured for quite a while now....

contract out in november! get in!



like your avatar !

striker33

I'd say thats not the most reliable comparison, considering they gave the … I'd say thats not the most reliable comparison, considering they gave the better camera to the Desire due to the higher MP. Any camera is useless without the software to get the best out of it.



like i said "initial feedback" and looking forward to a full review...(_;)

striker33

Gonna get a refund on my shitephone 4 and pre order this. The battery … Gonna get a refund on my shitephone 4 and pre order this. The battery life is abysmal on iphone 4's. Cant even get 6 hours out of it, and thats on standby!


ur using it wrong i think

so free preorder for a htc desire sim?:D i tend to get silly

ridgerama

ur using it wrong i think



Nope, my 3GS lasts for one or 2 days during moderate use. The fact that the iPhone 4 cant last for 6 hours on STANDBY, indicates theres a problem with the battery or software.

striker33

Nope, my 3GS lasts for one or 2 days during moderate use. The fact that … Nope, my 3GS lasts for one or 2 days during moderate use. The fact that the iPhone 4 cant last for 6 hours on STANDBY, indicates theres a problem with the battery or software.



or you have wireless/mobile internet / bluetooth switched on... i have the HTC Hero and with them on lasts no more than 24 hours ... off 48 - 72 depending on usage.

toibs

Indeed. People dont seem to realise that adding something new especially … Indeed. People dont seem to realise that adding something new especially a larger screen detracts from the battery life (normally), so it's a trade off! makes me laugh mind how people buy something massive with an additional this and that, and complain that it only lasts 2 hours between charges.....



From what I've read, this uses the second gen snapdragon processor, which runs faster whilst consuming less power than the first gen meaning it should offset the power consumption of the larger screen somewhat... battery life probs still not going to be great but have never had an issue plugging my phone in whilst I'm sleeping tbh

If your iPhone only lasted 6 hours on standby, then surely you would have taken it back by now for a replacement/repair..

Treab

or you have wireless/mobile internet / bluetooth switched on... i have … or you have wireless/mobile internet / bluetooth switched on... i have the HTC Hero and with them on lasts no more than 24 hours ... off 48 - 72 depending on usage.



Wireless turns off when the phone is locked, as it does with the ipod touch/ipad, and i never use bluetooth, so I honestly dont know whats wrong. Either way it doesnt help that I need a case on my phone as well just to avoid dropped signal. I'm starting to think Apple just care about their precious iPads and iPods, and **** the iPhone/Mac market. I went through 4 faulty iMacs last month too before getting a refund
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