HTC unveils Android phones, services push

Dylan Bushell-Embling
Daily News
HTC has unveiled two new Android smartphones, as well as plans to push into connected services.
The vendor announced the HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z smartphones, which will launch in Asian and European markets from October.
The Desire HD is the first smartphone to use the new 1GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon processor. It offers 720p HD video recording and an 8-megapixel camera with dual-flash.
The Desire Z uses Qualcomm's 800MHz 7230 processor, and has a qwerty keyboard. This handset will ship in North America later in the year.
HTC said it was also revamping HTC Sense, augmenting it with services such as HTC Locations, a dedicated online mapping service built with navigation software company Route 66.
Also added has been a mobile optimized e-reader and associated e-book store powered by Koboä.