As expected, HTC has launched a new web portal called HTC Sense for owners of HTC Android phones. Right now, only HTC Desire HD and Desire Z users need apply — and since neither phone is currently available, that means you’ll probably have to wait a while to get access. But the folks at PocketNow installed the Desire HD ROM on an older HTC phone and took the new HTCSense.com web site for a test drive.

You can check out the demo video after the break.

In a nutshell, you can use the service to remotely lock your phone, ring the phone, find it on a map, or wipe all data. You can also forward calls and SMS from the web interface.

You can also backup and synchronize your contacts and other data and manage SMS conversations.

There’s a feature that lets you send ringtones, wallpapers, themes, and other items to your phone from the web site, or mark applications that you want to download.

I suspect that HTC will broaden the service to support additional phones int he future, but for now it looks like most users will have to ait until the HTC Desire HD and Desire Z are available for purchase.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing.He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

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