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HTC Evo to be Desire HD in UK?

The HTC Desire to get HD overhaul?
The HTC Desire to get HD overhaul?

Nothing sets up a Friday morning better than an unsubstantiated HTC rumour, and this is a stonker: the rumoured HTC Evo will actually be the HTC Desire HD.

The phone will have a similar spec list to the HTC Desire, but with a few rather attractive upgrades.

The new handset will record HD video through the new 8MP camera, and will have a similar aluminium unibody design to the HTC Legend.

Like the HTC Evo in the US, the HTC Desire HD will also have a massive 4.3-inch display, whether OLED or fancypants LCD, with WVGA resolution.

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Other little upgrades include SRS surround sound and automatic face tracking, with 4GB of internal memory and an ebook reader.

This is very, very much a rumour at the moment, with insider information site Super E-trader the one leaking the 'news' of the new device.

You'd have to question whether HTC would cannibalise the Desire brand name so early on as well - bringing out an HD version would consign the original handset to the scrapheap unless it gets a massive price reduction.

However, we want to see the HTC Evo over in the UK as a really high-end device, so fingers crossed there's more than a hint of truth here.

Via Unwired View

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.