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Sarah UKFast | Account Manager Portal Goes Online has gone live, a service which lets HTC Desire HD and Z owners back up their contacts and text messages in the cloud.

Not only will it allow data to be synced to the cloud, but a number of other features, such as being able to trace, lock or remote wipe a stolen phone.

Even if you've misplaced your handset on silent mode, the service will allow users to get the phone to ring at a loud volume to help locate it. can also be used to get your smartphone to forward calls to another number. There are some pretty useful features here on the security front, and an app store to cap things off.

Only Desire HD and Z customers will get the benefit as the service requires the revamped Sense UI loaded on these handsets. Of course, these phones aren't actually out yet, but should be before the end of the month (in fact, Vodafone reckons next week for the Desire HD).

HTC's upcoming Desire HD Android-based smartphone is also heading to T-Mobile in the next few weeks, with Vodafone also set to be launching the phone on October 14th.

According to tech news site T3, a source within the company has confirmed that T-Mobile has already begun piling-up the highly awaited smartphone and will launch it in the "next few weeks".

Vodafone, on the other hand, has already opened its doors for pre-orders of the smartphone, which will be available to its customers for free on monthly contracts ranging from £35 to £55.

Users willing to pay to own the smartphone will have to pay anything between £25-£30 for a monthly contract with Vodafone.

The new HTC Desire HD smartphone, which was showcased during a recent HTC conference in London, will come with Android 2.2 OS, a 8 MP camera with support for HD video recording, 1 GHz processor and a 4.3 inch LCD screen.

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