HTC Desire Z A7275 North American Version Unlocked GPS WiFi Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo) Cellular Phone GSM 850/900/1800/1900, 3G 850/1900 MHz
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The best of both worlds What's more important to you - a super responsive touch screen that lets you surf the web with a mere touch or a dedicated keyboard for quickly shooting off texts or emails With the HTC Desire Z you get both. The 3.7 inch touch screen is perfect for browsing the web, checking your friends' latest updates, or catching up on email. Ready to do some serious messaging Pop open the keyboard - the keys are nicely spaced and raised for fast comfortable typing. Maps that never keep you waiting Tired of waiting - and paying - as maps slowly download Get there faster. The HTC Desire Z delivers maps with zero wait, zero dead spots and zero data roaming fees. Have trouble knowing which way to turn when using a map Relax. Maps on the HTC Desire Z always point you in the right direction. Need an ATM, a gas station or a quick bite to eat With HTC Desire Z all the top spots appear right on your home screen. A phone you can't lose (well, not easily anyways) You're likely to
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The first thing you have to do is ditch the HTC Sense UI. Go out and get Launcher Pro or the ADW Launcher. They're much smoother, faster, and they don't hang or crash as often. And I just find it much more useful in general.
I used a Dell Streak 5 before this phone and I notice little difference in performance. Their Quadrant benchmarks were both around 1600. The 800 MHz Snapdragon in this phone (vs the 1 GHz Snapdragon in the Streak) is plenty fast and it should run everything you need. I've been able to play PSone and N64 games with very few problems. And with real keys, the games are actually enjoyable. I've been able to play most flash videos fine, up to 480p. The camera is decent. It is a very bad low light camera. It also supports all the latest bells and whistles that Android has offer, including free Google Voice Navigation, voice to text, Netflix (one of a handful of Android devices that supports Netflix), and Plants vs Zombies. Battery life is good. I use it as my main mp3 player and it lasts an entire day (just remember to turn off GPS, WIFI). I've found that using 3G or the GPS is the quickest way to drain my battery. It has 1.5 GBs of internal storage, which has been plenty for me. I also use an 8 GB micro SD card.
Also, Gingerbread (Android 2.3) has been rolling out to devices in Europe and I hoping it finds its way to the States soon.
A few things I don't like about this phone is the lack of a front facing camera. I rarely used it anyway on my previous phones, it would've been nice to have. And I hate the fact that HTC locked the bootloader for this phone. I know you can root this phone but they sure make you jump through a ton of hoops.
This may be the last great GSM Android QWERTY device for a good while, and it's been worth every penny so far.
For a $580 phone, I would expect it to run more stable than this. I feel like I got ripped off. I have been attempting to get it fixed with HTC customer support, since it's supposed to have a 1 year warranty. They will be contacting me to send it in to one of their repair centers soon. What a pain in the #^$%*@! Maybe I should have gone with the iphone. I hear that it's much more stable than this thing. I just need a physical keypad. I hate those virtual ones and AT&T doesn't have a decent Android phone with a physical keypad. Frustrating!!!
Other than that it is great I'm happy with my new phone, the software is OK but talking about HTC Likes lacks of software reviews and features, but that's not a problem if you use Android Marked instead.