REGISTRATION is now open for the HTCSense.com portal that will allow users to control, back up and manage their Desire HD and Z handsets from any Internet connected computer.
Because the Desire and Z use Android 2.2 they are the only HTC devices capable of fully supporting all of the features on HTCSense.com at present.
Those features include the ability to send and receive text messages via the site at no charge, call diversion to any other number and an ability to trigger the device to ring loudly, even if it's already set on silent mode.
Desire HD and Z owners will also be able to lock their devices and erase content remotely, with all data capable of being synchronised to a new handset via the cloud.
Other features of the website include the ability to register products for a warranty, receive an HTC Sense newsletter and download ringtones and wallpaper for devices.
RIM launched a similar service for its BlackBerry handsets, dubbed BlackBerry Protect, in July. HTCSense.com has much in common with RIM's app as they both aim to provide enhanced security and reduce aggravation for users by enabling extra control over the devices and backing up data to the cloud.
The Desire HD and Z devices are expected to arrive at the end of October, with an official release date still pending. µ
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