HTC Desire 500 now up for pre-order in the UK, priced at £229.99
Yesterday HTC decided to re-announce the midrange Desire 500 smartphone, this time for Europe. The handset was first unveiled a few weeks ago for Taiwan. But now it’s coming to Europe, and we heard that it would be released in the UK before the end of this month.
What we haven’t had so far is a price for the UK, although we know that in Germany and Austria the Desire 500 will get a recommended retail price of €279, and it will become available over there in September.
If you’re in the UK, there are reasons to be happy today (if you crave a Desire 500, that is). That’s because Mobile Fun, a well known mobile accessory retailer, has just started taking pre-orders for the HTC Desire 500.
And with this decision comes pricing info for the UK. The HTC Desire 500 can be yours for £229.99, VAT included. That is actually a bit cheaper than the aforementioned price for Germany, and this smartphone sure can use any such small price cuts. It’s not bad, but it needs to be as affordable as possible in order to really be able to help HTC come back from its current dire situation in terms of sales and profits.
If you’re interested in picking one up, obviously do head over to Mobile Fun to register your pre-order.