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HTC Desire now on sale at T-Mobile UK (plus XPERIA X10)

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HTC Desire now on sale at T-Mobile UK (plus XPERIA X10) - read the full textEager to get your hands on a shiny new HTC Desire, are you? If T-Mobile UK is your carrier of choice or you are willing to switch for the sake of owning the latest and greatest of the Android herd right now, you are in for treat. The company is already accepting orders for the high-end HTC phone...


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I'm with orange and have been due an upgrade since Jan.

Noticed that the Carphone warehouse was showing that they had stock of the desire so on the off chance phoned them up see if I could get one as an upgrade.

Bingo :) have got e-mail today to tell me that the phone has been dispatched so will get it on Monday morning :)

Happy Days all round.

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  • 2010-03-27 11:45
  • 0FXI

Just called t-mobile, and they said it has failed the quailty inspection and is delayed with no ETA on release date now... :(

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  • 2010-03-26 10:26
  • EmEg

> In reply to Bill @ 2010-03-22 17:54 from 3J6d - click to readwhat utter rubbish, HTC have been rolling out some of the top buisness phones in the UK for years, just because some school boy has not heard of them and likes the common run of the mill stuff doesnt mean they are not the best, im out of contract and have been waiting months for the Desire to be released on orange

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  • 2010-03-25 10:52
  • pwfy

> In reply to crazyred1 @ 2010-03-23 19:22 from mpIR - click to readX10 has better specs and will get an update,so i think X10 is better

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  • 2010-03-25 09:27
  • 39kj

id go for the disire

and as a second phone, the x10 mini pro

did have a look at the milestone but did feel a bit bulky

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  • 2010-03-24 13:38
  • MA8m

Virgin Mobile trumps T-Mobile mind!

If your a Virgin Media customer at home, you can get the X10 for free on £30 a month 24mth, 800mins/unlimited text/data/virgin2virgin calls
Or £35 a month same tariff but 18 month contract.

The Desire is free on £25 a month 24mth, 600mins/unlimited text/data/virgin2virgin calls, or £30 a month same tariff but 18 month contract.

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  • 2010-03-24 11:10
  • MkXA

> In reply to crazyred1 @ 2010-03-23 19:22 from mpIR - click to readDesire, definitely!! If the X10 is anything like any other phones SE have released lately (Satio, Aino etc) it'll be full of bugs. Plus it comes with Android 1.6. So it's out of date before it's even released! Fail. The desire has 2.1 which is the latest. Finally the X10 has a TFT screen whilst the desire has an AMOLED which will give you better battery life and image quality.

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  • 2010-03-24 02:42
  • Acga

> In reply to Anon @ 2010-03-23 18:50 from Mx@E - click to readim uk too which do think is best x10 or desire im stuck between the two

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  • 2010-03-23 19:22
  • mpIR

Vodafone UK will also be selling this handset now on coming soon pages for April release with VF UK. yipee

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  • 2010-03-23 18:50
  • Mx@E

> In reply to CRAZYRED1 @ 2010-03-23 18:34 from mpIR - click to readjust thought of something there if your a new customer you dont have to pay anything on 24 month contract i think ill push for freeeee lol

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  • 2010-03-23 18:38
  • mpIR

t mobile are releasing experia x10 on 31 march, im on flex 35 at moment and due upgrade been waiting to see this phone if i stay with my flex and stay in contact for 18months i have to pay £129 for the phone if i contract for 24months its £30 and i get £229 of credit instead of £180 but not sure of which one experia or desire ,helllllllllllllllp lol

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  • 2010-03-23 18:34
  • mpIR

I was considering the X10 before I heard about the Desire but in my opinion SE are releasing phones with more gimics then actual substance. Harsh I know but a prime example is the Satio...12MP camera, limited apps, it publically got recall due to issues. Vivaz has impressive hardware but can it compete software wise? X10 is a good step in the right direction with a 8MP camera and big screen (no amoled screen) but has dated Android software and has been delayed for months. Don't know what SE are doing. I'm not an SE hater as I currently do have one.

HTC continue with innovation and driving to the next level for customers. Anyone who knows about good phones will know the HTC Desire/Legend (and the Android OS) is the way forward...all networks will be releasing it...does that not tell you anything? Personally I don't want to jump on the iPhone or Blackberry bandwagon as the HTC looks better!

This is just my opinion though, people get different phones as their needs are different. My needs are simple...I don't want to get bored of my phone and im confident HTC will ensure this.

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  • 2010-03-23 17:04
  • MABW

> In reply to Well placed informan @ 2010-03-23 13:14 from Mx@E - click to readI agree that more cities than London now support 7.2MB speeds, just it all started from London and I haven't checked the progress since. 3.6MB speed was standard before 7.2MB was enabled, still a lot of people use mobile BB modems which only support speeds up to 3.6MB as it was the fastest the network could provide at a time in the area. And yes, Vodafone has the fastest 3G proved by the research.

Data limit on non-iphone tariff is really annoying, and some companies are more generous than other. For example O2's fair policy on non i-phone web bolt-on is only around 200MB (Strangely 500MB on PAG, maybe they changed this in Monthly plan as well, but the last time I checked was still 200MB), but I-phone one gives unlimited usage which really looks unlimited (one month my friend used up 3GB of data and did not face extra charges).

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  • 2010-03-23 16:55
  • 3pHR

> In reply to Well placed informan @ 2010-03-23 13:14 from Mx@E - click to readit is nice to finally read a comment from someone who knows what they are talking about

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  • 2010-03-23 16:16
  • Mx@E
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-03-22 21:41 from 3pHR - click to readnot sure where you get the 3.6Mbps figure from, but i'm pretty certain that in bigger cities like Manchester have been getting 7.2Mbps for a while now, they had a big promotional push over a year ago fussing about how their speedss are the fastest outside of London.

In any case though, Vodafone is not only the fastest data provider as proven by the O2 survey, but also less congested. Perfect for the Desire when it arrives! I hope they increase their standard data cap of 500Mb for non-iPhones, as it is unfair that iPhones get 1Gb of data while every other handset gets 500Mb.

But that's another story

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  • 2010-03-23 13:14
  • Mx@E

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-03-22 21:41 from 3pHR - click to readin reply to anom and dom O2 recently did a survey to see how there internet speeds compared to Vodafone....o ya they had to release results that basically said VODAFONE has the fastest 3g network in the uk

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  • 2010-03-23 12:18
  • Mx@E

> In reply to dee @ 2010-03-23 11:27 from MA8m - click to readPeople don't bring a camera everyday you know. And have you seen the quality and detail of the X10 pictures? Very stunning.

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  • 2010-03-23 11:58
  • uSNU

you prefer the x10 because of the camera?

why dont you just go out and buy a camera?

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  • 2010-03-23 11:27
  • MA8m

Prefer the X10 because of camera and screen size.

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  • 2010-03-23 07:32
  • Ma9Y

i think x10 is far more beautiful than desire in design.

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  • 2010-03-23 06:40
  • KhsE

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