Three UK: HTC Desire S now available, Samsung Galaxy S Gingerbread update coming in two weeks

The HTC Desire S has now become available from UK mobile network operator Three. You can get the phone for free if you opt for a new two-year contract that has a monthly value of at least £30. A £30 per month agreement gives you 500 voice minutes, 5000 texts, and 1 GB of data. £33 or £35 per month plans are also available, or you could just get the phone contract-free, on Pay as you go, for £359.99.

The HTC Desire S is the successor to the original best-selling Desire, but unlike its predecessor is no longer HTC’s flagship Android device. However, it’s quite capable for this day and age and has retained the pocketable 3.7-inch screen form factor.

The HTC Desire S has a 1 GHz second-generation single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 768 MB of RAM, 1.1 GB of ROM, a 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, and Wi-Fi.

To get yours from Three, go here.

Three also has some interesting news regarding the Samsung Galaxy S update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Remember, a beta version of this update has leaked a while back, and at one point Samsung Romania said that the finalized thing would be available in March. That obviously didn’t happen, and now Three claims that the much-awaited update will start to go out for Galaxy S devices purchased from Three in the next couple of weeks.

There wasn’t a specific mention of a date, but the timeframe given does indicate that an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the Galaxy S may be imminent. Let’s hope it is.

Via Eurodroid and Android Central

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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