Flipkart announces HTC Desire Z in India for Rs. 25,799

Monday, January 3, 2011, 11:06 by Tech Correspondent

Another Android phone, HTC Desire Z, has made its way to the Indian markets. Desire Z features a dedicated physical QWERTY slider keyboard and is available for a price tag of Rs.25,799 in India through Flipkart.

HTC Desire Z is powered with an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 microprocessor. It runs on Google Android 2.2 Froyo operating system and wears a custom HTC UI over it. The Desire Z offers 512MB RAM and about 1.5GB of storage space that can be extended upto 32GB via microSD card slot. Also, the HTC phone comes equipped with accelerometer, proximity and G-sensors. HTC Desire Z is also a hot contender to get an Android 2.3 Gingerbread update.

The new HTC phone features a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display that offers 480×800 pixels resolution with multi-touch support. HTC Desire Z comes with 5 megapixel autofocus camera with capabilities such as face detection, geotagging and LED flash. The camera is capable of recording 720p HD video as well. Must read: Buyer’s guide to Android phones in India

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Photo: HTC Desire Z

HTC Desire Z comes with an optical trackpad on the face of the screen that also enables navigation through menus. Other features of the new HTC phone include HTC Widgets, MS Office apps like Documents to Go, Drop Box, Google Goggles and Quick Look up. The phone supports social networking integration with apps like Facebook and Twitter. HTC Desire Z also offers Adobe Flash-enabled Internet browsing and email.

The Desire Z is equipped with entertainment apps like Spotify, YouTube Player. Moreover, users can download thousands of applications and games from the Android Market. Also, it offers multimedia streaming over DLNA. For connectivity, it supports HSDPA, HSUPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, EDGE/GPRS technologies. HTc Desire Z has an onboard GPS, FM Radio, Google Sky Maps app and 3.5mm audio port. The HTC smartphone comes preloaded with games like Nova – a first person shooter game and Real Soccer 2010.

The phone looks pretty decent and should reach the Indian shores in a week or two. HTC Desire Z and is available for Rs. 25, 799 after a 13 percent discount on preorder from Flipkart.

The online books, music, mobiles, movies retailer Flipkart, it seems, is boasting many phone preorders these days. Recently, HTC’s Windows Phone 7 device, called HTC HD7, was put for preorder on Flipkart for Rs. 31,099. Flipkart also listed Galaxy 551 for retail at for Rs 12,799 before the Samsung phone’s official launch.

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