HTC has announced two new Desire handsets and the launch of a cloud system that stores phone activities online.
The Taiwanese manufacturer announced the HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z today (15 September).
In addition to the handset launches, HTC also announced HTCSense.com - a new website where HTC customers can log in and look at activity they have done on their handset.
For example, HTC users will now be able to search through text messages, and map routes they have searched for on their phone. The online cloud access also allows users to locate their handset, divert calls to a landline remotely and a remote wipe facility if lost.
The handsets will be hitting markets in October and Vodafone will be the lead operator partner for the devices.
HTC CEO Peter Chou said: ‘We are introducing a new HTC Sense that takes the experience to a whole new level for a customer, it is a big step for the HTC brand. Introducing a series of HTC services. HTCSense.com gives additional capability to manage, control their experience from phone or PC. So no longer is HTC about just putting a phone in your hand, we are extending the HTC experience beyond a phone.’
Vodafone global director of terminals Patrick Chomet said: ‘The partnership with HTC has been extremely productive over the last two years. HTC Magic was one of the first consumer devices, the Nexus was an exclusive and the Legend was exclusive. We are pleased to be here as lead operator partner.’