UK mobile phone operator Orange has just confirmed that the new HTC Desire Android smartphone will be available on their network from April 2010.
The HTC Desire will be available on Orange on a range of personal and business contracts, and it will be available for free on some pay monthly contracts.
The HTC Desire is basically an updated version of the Google Nexus One, it features a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a 3.7 inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen display, WiFi, A-GPS and a microSD card slot, and a five megapixel camera.
Francois Mahieu, Director of Devices, Orange UK said, “We’re really pleased to be working with HTC to bring the latest Android 2.1 device to market. The Desire is a truly powerful handset which will allow consumers to get to grips with all the things they love about the Internet.”
I suspect this is going to effect sales of the Google Nexus One in the UK, as the majority of users will go for the new updated HTC device which features HTC’s Sense user interface and built in FM radio, plus a range of other features over the Google Nexus One.
As soon as we know more details on pricing and the exact availability we will let you guys know, as yet Orange have just said that the HTC Desire will be available in April 2010.
Have a look and our article on Android vs iPhone to see which smartphone and mobile platform is best for you.