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: