HTC Desire available in India, Froyo not yet included
Not long after introducing the Wildfire in India, HTC has now also released there the Desire, which is the company’s flagship Android smartphone (but you already knew that, right?).
Unlike in China, where the Desire comes with Android 2.2 Froyo, the Indian Desire is launched with Android 2.1 on-board. An update to Froyo shouldn’t be too far away though.
The HTC Desire costs 28,900 INR in India (free of contract, of course). That’s about $621 – almost double the price of the Wildfire, but relatively on par with the prices of other high-end Android handsets available in India, like the Motorola Milestone XT720 or the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.
The Desire is offered in India via Tata DoCoMo – buyers will get 500MB of free data for the first six months.