The keys to easy typing
Google Android onboard. The HTC Desire Z is the first model in a growing range to offer a keyboard, which sprouts from beneath the phone’s body on a pop-up hinge.
The keyboard is a fourline creation that fits the alphabet around function keys, a tab button, enter bar and two customisable shortcut buttons. The keys themselves are rubberised and well spaced.
HTC has also wrangled Google’s Android Froyo (v2.2) software so it works well in landscape mode and in conjunction with the phone’s keyboard.
Hardware-wise, the Z also comes with a capable five-megapixel camera with flash, GPS antenna, digital compass and an FM radio.
But this phone is far from top of the line. Its processor only stretches to 800MHz and it only comes with 1.5GB of storage, though more can be added.