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Amazon accidently reveals ‘Desire HD’

by Sarah Griffiths on 18 August 2010, 16:46

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A listing of HTC's fabled Desire HD handset has fleetingly flashed up on Amazon UK, perhaps confirming the rumours of its existence and even imminent release.

Electric Pig nabbed a screen shot of the post on Monday night, although the handset's official name is still unclear and was listed partly as its rumoured codename of ‘Ace'. 

The Amazon listing reportedly priced the "HTC 99HLZ001-00 ACE/Desire HD" at £415. 

The next generation of HTC's successful Desire handset is predicted to boast a 4.3 inch display, 8 megapixel camera, 1 GHz processor and run Android 2.2.

Although there has been no official mention of the Desire HD/Ace's existence from its creator, it is predicted to be unveiled at HTC's mystery event on 15 September. The phone itself is tipped for an October launch.

HTC is also rumoured to be building a Google tablet running the search giant's Chrome operating system.

According to Download Squad, the tablet will be offered via Verizon and is predicted to go on sale on 26 November, the busiest shopping day of the year in the US. The site has also tipped the tablet to be heavily subsidised or even free with a Verizon data contract and it is estimated to be much cheaper than Apple's iPad, which starts at $499.

The tablet is rumoured to pack 2GB of RAM, a built in webcam, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity, a 1280x720 touch screen and be based on NVidia's Tegra 2 platform.



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anyone else think its funny that the picture of the phone has been taken by an iPhone?
The tablet is rumoured to pack 2GB of RAM, a built in webcam, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity, a 1280x720 touch screen and be based on NVidia's Tegra 2 platform.

Sounds like a bloody good device… but I wish it ran Ubuntu rather than the inevitable Android.
Damn, here I'll be left with my lowly standard Desire. The one thing that I don't like on this phone is the camera and it looks like the HD will fix that with a 8 mega-pixel camera and a better flash.
just because its 8Mpix doesnt mean it will actually look any better, the pictures will just be larger. Whenever people talk about phone cameras i always say the same thing; if you want to take good pictures buy a camera. The sensors in phones are just too small to take good pictures, the only phones i have seen come close are Sony ones.

As for ubuntu, as far as i know that isnt optimized for ARM instruction set and touchscreen is it?
Guppy
Damn, here I'll be left with my lowly standard Desire. The one thing that I don't like on this phone is the camera and it looks like the HD will fix that with a 8 mega-pixel camera and a better flash.
No, what fixes the camera is taking the back off the phone and pushing the stupid little piece of plastic that it has to look through. This improves images dramatically. I was reading about this on some other forum, but I can't find it now. Try it though, it's incredible.