We already knew Vodafone UK were planning to offer the HTC Desire sometime in April, but the company have just confirmed that preorders for the Android 2.1 smartphone are being taken from today. The Vodafone HTC Desire is expected to ship by April 8th, with the handset being offered from free on select monthly contracts.
The Desire is available for free on monthly contracts from £30 (24 month contract), with 600 minutes (900 minutes if you order online), unlimited texts and 500 MB of mobile internet. The carrier joins T-Mobile in offering the Desire, though there have been rumors of late that a last-minute firmware issue delayed the delivery of many customer's T-Mobile handsets.
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Pre-Order Opens At Vodafone UK For HTC Desire
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Vodafone UK has now opened pre-order for the HTC Desire as the build up to its Android April continues.
Based on the new HTC Sense with Android 2.1, HTC Desire is the richest way to visually experience news, friends, photos, favourite places and whatever else that is important.
With one of the most advanced displays available on a phone, HTC Desire is designed with a large 3.7 inch WVGA AMOLED display to enhance and maximize content, whether it is pictures and videos, browsing the Web of checking on friends’ status updates.
HTC Desire is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor making it one of the fastest handsets around and is Adobe Flash Lite 4 enabled and 10.1 ready. It also features a new optical touchpad for enhanced navigation experience.
The HTC Desire is one of a range of great new Android-based handsets that Vodafone UK customers will soon be able to choose from, with the HTC Legend, Sony Ericsson X10 and Google Nexus One also scheduled to launch soon.
The HTC Desire launches on 8 April and will be available for free on monthly contracts from £30 (24 month contract), with 600 minutes (900 minutes if you order online), unlimited texts and 500 MB of mobile internet.