The Android-powered superphone can be ordered now from Three, with deliveries expected to begin on October 29. That date is clearly due to the delays the HD has seen alongside its QWERTY-keyboard touting brother, the Desire Z.
The HTC Desire HD is free on plans starting at £35/month. A 2-year contract is required to take advantage of the offer.
Also coming soon to Three is the Samsung Galaxy Europa, otherwise known as the Galaxy 5 or the Galaxy 550. This is the exact opposite of the Desire HD, feature-wise, being an entry-level smartphone that will probably have a price plan to match its lower-end capabilities. Three says the Europa will receive an update to Android 2.2 Froyo (it’s running 2.1 right now) at some point in the future, but seeing Samsung’s track record with Froyo updates, perhaps you shouldn’t hold your breath. Anyway, this phone seems intended more for novice users, who may not even know what Froyo is.
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