Retail site speculatively lists HTC Desire HD, Desire Z

A British phone retail site has put up details of two as-yet-unannounced HTC Android handsets, the Desire HD and Desire Z. However, the site — a Carphone Warehouse subsidiary — has admitted it has no idea whether the phones really exist.

A British phone retail site has put up details of two as-yet-unannounced HTC Android handsets, the Desire HD and Desire Z. However, the site — a Carphone Warehouse subsidiary — has admitted it has no idea whether the phones really exist.

Mobiles.co.uk lists the devices, which have been extensively trailed in online rumours but have not yet been confirmed by the manufacturer, as "coming soon". According to spokesman Ben Godber, the listings went up in the last four days, but all the details are simply collated from the rumours.

"We have no information about HTC's plans beyond what I have seen rumoured online in the last month or so, and it is this information alone that prompted us to list these speculative devices' names, descriptions and specifications," Godber wrote.

According to the listings, both devices use 1GHz Snapdragon processors and HTC's Sense user interface.

The Desire HD, which the website says was "previously known as the Ace", is said to run on Android 2.2, the so-called Froyo version. It apparently has 4GB of internal memory and an 8-megapixel camera that can capture 720p HD video. The Desire HD has a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen, which is larger than the 3.7-inch, 480x800-pixel screen on the original Desire — the site does not mention the new handset's resolution, but HTC uses a 480x800-pixel resolution on its HD2 Windows Mobile phone, which has the same screen size.

The Desire Z, "also known as the Vision", appears to have very similar specifications to the original Desire, except with an added slide-out Qwerty keyboard. According to the site, it runs Android 'Eclair' 2.1.

ZDNet UK has asked HTC to confirm the listed handset names and specifications, but a spokeswoman for the company said HTC does not "comment on any products that aren't announced".

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