Reports are coming in from major UK retailers that HTC’s latest and greatest, the Desire HD and Desire Z, have both been delayed. These phones were supposed to launch in the first half of October, but now it seems like they will barely make October and ship at the very end of the month.
Customers who’ve pre-ordered either device and inquired to their respective retailer have gotten pretty much the exact same response: the smartphones are delayed due to “Google testing” or “Google Type Approval”. Apparently this is a process that all Android devices must go through, and HTC has been known to have such delays in the past – with the Desire, for example.
What you see above is a screengrab from Superetrader, one UK retailer. The most important is this bit in the first paragraph:
“Apparently, both units have failed last minute Google TA (Type Approval) testing which is exactly what was said about the original Desire days before release!”
XDA-Developers members from throughout Europe (and even Israel) were able to confirm this issue with their retailers. Head to this thread for details.
So it looks like the first batches of Desire HDs and Desire Zs will hit retailers at the end of October. This does mean you’ve got a bit more waiting to do if you were eyeing either device, but at least it’s only a couple of weeks.
Via Android Police
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