HTC Desire Z. Mid-March. Vodafone.

HTC Desire Z, Android Froyo - close-up of the QWERTY keyboard

The HTC Desire Z is Australia-bound, a 3.7 inch touchscreen and slideout QWERTY keyboard phone, running on Android Froyo (aka Android 2.2).

That’s the good news. The bad news is, from launch the HTC Desire Z will be exclusive to only one carrier – Vodafone.

The release date for the HTC Desire is mid-March. No pricing details are available right now, they will be released just prior to launch.

HTC Desire Z, Android Froyo - front, back and side views

HTC Desire Z specifications

  • Network: HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz; GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Processor: 800MHz Qualcomm 7230
  • Screen: 3.7 inch touchscreen, 480 x 800 WVGA resolution
  • 720p HD video recording
  • 5-megapixel camera with auto focus and flash
  • Storage: Internal phone storage: 1.5 GB; RAM: 512 MB. MicroSD card slot.
  • Slideout QWERTY keyboard
  • Battery: 1300 mAh
  • Talk time – WCDMA: Up to 400 minutes, GSM: Up to 590 minutes
  • Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 430 hours, GSM: Up to 430 hours
  • Internal GPS antenna
  • Computer requirements: Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP
  • HTC Fast Boot
  • Google Android Platform
  • Dimensions: 60.4 x 14.16 x 119 mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 180 grams with battery

HTC Desire Z, Android Froyo - touchscreen and QWERTY