As we’ve heard will happen, the HTC Desire S has become available in the UK in March, earlier than previously expected and only a few days after first being spotted in Europe. Well-known third-party online retailer Expansys seems to have one-upped UK mobile network operators such as Vodafone, that has only started taking pre-orders for the device and won’t ship it until April 8.
The HTC Desire S can be purchased from Expansys for £409.99 SIM-free and unlocked. They even throw in a free car charger worth £9.99. Shipping is either free, if you’re willing to wait 3-4 days, or costs £6.90 for next day delivery. At the time of writing, 28 Desire S smartphones were in stock.
The HTC Desire S is the successor to the original Desire launched last year, yet unlike that device which was high-end for its time, the Desire S occupies the upper-midrange of the smartphone space, and even its price is a clear indicator of that.
The HTC Desire S has a 1 GHz single-core second-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 768 MB of RAM and 1.1 GB of ROM, a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen, a 5 MP camera with autofocus, LED flash, and 720p HD video recording, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, and a microSD card slot. The Desire S runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
To get yours, head on over to Expansys and add it to your basket.
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