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.