HTC Desire

Is Orange Fr. The European Version Of AT&T?

We're all aware of AT&T's recent Android releases with certain Google apps removed or replaced. These are the most restricted Android devices on the market today. Orange may be following suit with their upcoming Android devices. Google Maps, Youtube, Gmail, Gtalk and possibly Search too will all be removed in their devices.

Unlocked HTC Desire delayed again confirms retailer

Bad news if you're waiting for an unlocked, SIM-free HTC Desire in the UK.  Despite the handset arriving on T-Mobile earlier this month, the unlocked version is apparently further delayed.  According to retailer Clove, deliveries to retailers of the unlocked Desire have been postponed (again) until next week. HTC apparently expect to begin releasing stock on April 13th - just under a week from now - but there's no guarantee when a) that stock will arrive with retailers and b) when retailers themselves will begin shipping out the Android 2.1 smartphone.  Clove point out that this isn't a problem limited to themselves, and that it will affect all online retailers of the unlocked Desire; if a store is telling you they can get the Desire earlier, it's time to ask some questions. As for whether the handset is worth it, check out our full HTC Desire review over at SlashGear for all the details. HTC Desire hands-on: [vms e97bacb63e52c54f0ada]

3 UK HTC Desire arrives April 20th

UK carrier 3 have announced that they'll be the next network to offer the HTC Desire, with the Android 2.1 smartphone arriving on Tuesday April 20th.  Priced from free on a £35 monthly agreement or £349.99 on pay-as-you-go, the Desire will be initially sold as a generic device with the 3-branded version rocking up on May 3rd.

HTC Desire: Black Edition Headed to Orange UK

A few weeks back we uncovered the existence of the highly anticipated HTC Desire in an all black color scheme. Before then this phone was only seen in gray and even white. Now it has been confirmed via twitter, by Conor Maples who happens to be the PR man at Orange, that it will be available in April.

HTC Desire gets reviewed at SlashGear

The second part of HTC's Android attack, the HTC Desire, certainly has the heritage and hype, but is it actually a decent phone?  That's just the question we've been grappling with over at SlashGear, where our full HTC Desire review has just gone live.  We've made plenty of comparison against the Desire's effective sibling, the Google Nexus One, too.

SlashGear Reviews The X10

Another Android best has been handled by our friends from Slashgear. Earlier today they brought us one of the first unboxing of the highly anticipated HTC Desire. This time around, they are one of the first to review of the equally anticipated Sony Xperia X10. We’ve known, and wanted, this phone since around last October. Since then there has been multiple powerful Android handsets announced for release this year. So is it too little to for Sony or will this be their knight in shining armor.

HTC Desire arrives & gets video unboxing

It feels like we've been waiting ages since Mobile World Congress and the launch of the HTC Desire, but the Android 2.1 smartphone is finally in our hands. Packing the same 1GHz Snapdragon processor as the Google Nexus One, but bearing the latest version of HTC's alluring Sense UI, the Desire has a 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Flash Lite support and a 5-megapixel camera. The Desire is set to go on sale through UK carriers T-Mobile and Vodafone over the next few days - in fact T-Mobile are already shipping handsets out this weekend, with deliveries expected to begin on Monday - and with the Nexus One still not officially available in Europe there's a lot resting on this new device.  First impressions are certainly positive; the display is just as bright and eye-catching as we know from the Nexus One, and Sense whips along on the 1GHz CPU. We'll be putting the HTC Desire through its paces over the weekend and expect to have the full review up next week.  More photos plus first-impressions and a demo video (including Flash in the browser) over at SlashGear! HTC Desire unboxing video: [vms f7c5a0bf619f979c6cf3]

HTC Desire Confirmed for March 29th Delivery in the UK

This little tidbit of information was brought to our attention not too long ago. A user in the T-Mobile's discussion forum has received a confirmation email from T-Mobile that said his phone was in their stock and will be delivered on March 29th. Some of you lucky enough to have ordered this, only have four days until it’s in your sweaty palms. Looks like it’s time to start stalking the delivery guy again. Let the countdown begin. This was undoubtedly the hottest Android phone around the web until the recent announcement by Sprint introducing the HTC EVO 4G. Nonetheless, this is still the most “Desired” phone among fans of Android. And if you choose the right plan, it can be yours for free. These next few months we are going to see a few powerful Android devices enter into the market from various manufacturers’. I can’t wait to see what’s next; I’m still waiting on a good physical keyboard “Superphone” to be caught in some spy pictures. [via t-mobile]

Nexus One “doing pretty well” says HTC CEO

HTC CEO Peter Chou has spoken out in defence of the Google Nexus One, dismissing the recent speculation regarding poor sales figures for the smartphone.  Speaking at CTIA Wireless this week, Chou described the Nexus One as a halo device for HTC and suggested that Google's intent with the smartphone was more to show what Android is capable of rather than to dominate the market in terms of sheer sales. Analysts Flurry caught headlines earlier this month by suggesting Nexus One sales severely lagged behind both the first-gen iPhone and the Motorola DROID in their first weeks of availability.  In defence, while Chou wouldn't reveal specific sales figures, he did say that "considering Google didn't do [standard] retail or marketing for it, the Nexus One is doing pretty well." "We can quickly leverage that [Nexus One] credit to show that we are the top Android brand" Chou explained.  The company have used pretty much the same hardware as is found in the Google-branded device for their own HTC Desire, set to go on sale in Europe imminently.
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