The HTC Desire Z on the T-Mobile network in the US was created by the HTC folks and was announced in mid-September. Originally it was launched in Europe and Canada though delayed due to Google’s “quality-assurance tests”.
The device features specifications similar to the ones to the HTC Desire and the HTC Desire HD, however this one comes in a slider form-factor. The design of the Desire Z includes capacitive face buttons rather than the physical mechanical ones that the Desire features.
The Desire Z includes a newly-improved version of its HTC Sense and includes access to their online services at http://HTCSense.com. The device includes a proximity sensor, a “G-sensor” and an ambiant light sensor showing that it’s a feature-packed device! The phone has what HTC calls their “Fast Boot” feature which is utilized to power the device down in less than 5 seconds. According to reports, a full boot can be reached by only removing the battery meaning “Fast Boot” is only a type of sleep mode instead of tradition power off methods.
In this video, Jon Rettinger will be unboxing the device as well as giving you his initial impressions.