HTC Desire HD Smartphone Expected to be Unveiled at London Event

August 14, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

HTC Desire HD: A software upgrade to Android 2.2 dubbed 'Froyo' can give the Android-based phones, such as this one released by Japan's mobile communications operator Softbank, HD video capability. (Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)
HTC Desire HD: A software upgrade to Android 2.2 dubbed 'Froyo' can give the Android-based phones, such as this one released by Japan's mobile communications operator Softbank, HD video capability. (Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)
The HTC Desire HD smartphone is expected to be unveiled at a London, England press event on September 15.

Taiwanese handset maker HTC, who manufactured Google's Nexus One device, has sent mysterious invitations for September 15, a date conspicuously close to another anticipated event by Nokia, also in London.

The HTC Desire will sportsan expansive 3.7-inch AMOLED display, and the device driven by its 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

The mobile phone company was recently mentioned in the news for its release of an Android 2.2 update named Froyo by Google, on that sports 720p HD video and the coveted possibility of synching with iTunes. These features apparently work only when the device is unlocked, i.e. not forced to work only on a carrier-proscribed network.

The Froyo update will also allow mobile phones to act as wireless hotspots. This means that HTC Desire smartphones will have the potential to connect other devices to the internet wirelessly, including non-3G enabled iPads.

Froyo features better web-browing, smoother video recording, a longer-lasting battery, and augmented video streaming, according to a TechRadar
review.