A closer look at the new HTC Sense


Along with the introduction of the HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z, HTC unveiled an updated version of its HTC Sense. It has evolved from a user interface into a full complement to Google Android. Among the new features and improvements in HTC Sense are:

  • HTC Locations with support for cached maps to improve performance and avoid delays or mobile roaming charges
  • An integrated e-reader with e-book store powered by Kobo
  • Improved boot time (taking as little as 10 seconds)
  • Built-in DLNA support
  • New camera effects such as a fish-eye lens and sepia-tone coloring

HTC also announced HTCSense.com, a new service to help users manage their phones.

For example, people can easily locate a missing phone by triggering the handset to ring loudly, even if it is set to silent, or to flag its location on a map. If the phone’s been lost or stolen, users can remotely lock the phone, forward calls and texts to another phone, send a message to the phone to arrange its return or even remotely wipe all personal data from it.

The new service will also make it easier to set up a new phone and access archived content such as contacts, text messages and call history from a browser.

HTCSense.com will launch in October with the new HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z.

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