Feb 19th, 2010

I have a feeling the HTC Desire is gong to be big in the UK – We recently spread the word UK networks Orange and T-mobile will be stocking the Android 2.1 based phones and now I’m pleased to tell you O2 , Vodafone and 3 have joined the ranks offering it too!

htc-desire-pressThis means all 5 ‘major’ UK networks will be carrying it –  what a choice to have……..  Of course , if you don’t want to be tied down to a contract you can always purchase it sim-free and unlocked from eXpansys.

Some networks haven’t given exact dates yet but what we do know so far is that T-mobile is expected to be the first with an planned release date of March 26th with Network 3 dishing theirs around “spring time” . We can expect to see the HTC Desire with Orange and Vodafone around April & O2 is yet to give an date.

In case you don’t know the HTC Desire was codenamed as the HTC Bravo and is essentially the Nexus One but features HTC’s Sense UI and an distinct optical track pad for navigation.

Did we mention that some are customised? – According to Network 3 their HTC Desire packs in Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Email on 3 and Twitter as well as an Facebook app. We also know the Vodafone version has their own Vodafone 360 apps on their- which are currently available on the Android Market for free if you want to have a peek. I wonder what the other networks have customised their handsets with if any?

We haven’t had much confirmation of the Pricing yet (except Orange, who will be offering it free) but we’ll keep you posted!

With all these operators stocking the desire, lets hope to see some competition price wise.  Are you interested in purchasing a Desire?

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