Posted by Mike Evans in HTC on September 17, 2010

The new HTC Desire HD that was launched yesterday was already a sexy bit of kit, and the brief glimpse we got of it through a few snatched videos showed it to be right up there with the very best of the Android smartphones. But even that didn’t do the Desire HD justice.

Fortunately, HTC knew their new beast would require a larger than life demo, simply because it contains so much, so they created a 7 minute long video that explain everything in glorious detail.

No wI know this is a promo demo from the manufacturer, and obviously it’s going to be biased, glossing over whatever niggles will undoubtedly be there, but you have to admit, this video is something else. It shows off the Desire HD perfectly, and I have to say, the Desire is looking exactly that – seriously desirable!
HTC Desire HD

HTC Desire HD in action

Don’t take my word for it though – check out the video below and see for yourself.

What i love, aside from all the nifty features such as 720p video recording, the 8 megapixel camera (with “dool flash”!) and the new cacheing maps feature, is the beautiful look and feel of the user interface, and the incredible attention to detail that HTC has put into the whole thing.

For example, the little things such as the way the Desire HD actually knows if it’s in a bag, and so rings louder, or the way it instantly reduces the volume when you pick it up from a desk. Simple, but very very neat.

And its integration with the Web is completely seamless. Take a photo of your friends, for example, and tag them on the phone itself. A simple click of the share button, and both the pic and the tags are uploaded to Facebook. Instant tagging on the mobile phone means you don’t have to faff aroudn editing pics after you’ve uploaded them.

Even more impressive is the web site, which lets you backup your messages and remotely control your phone. This is a site that I’m sure will become much more functional over the years, as it’s another feature that differentiates HTC’s Android phones from its competitors.

Finally, I love what HTC have done with DLNA, and the HTC Media Link. This is a little box that connects wirelessly to your phone, and plugs into your HDTV, giving your TV DLNA capability, and letting you watch and listen to your pictures, videos and music that are stored on your phone, on your HDTV.

I admit it – I’m seriously tempted by this phone! I prefer QWERTY keyboards, so I may yet be tempted by the HTC Desire Z, but the combination of the HD’s better camera, bigger screen and faster processor might just swing it for me.

Hmmmm, I need me some review units to test these beauties out! If you’re listening, HTC, I’d be very happy to review the for you!