available to pre-order with an expected release date of 18 April, and a SIM-free price tag of £419.99.was , with a planned release in the second quarter of this year. Amazon UK has got more specific though, making the Android-based smart phone
Good value? What you'll be getting for your money is a phone with a 1GHz processor, 768MB RAM, 1GB of storage and a 5-megapixel camera, not to mention a 3.7-inch 480x800-pixel screen, and the very latest
We were big fans of the original, which won an Editors' Choice award last year. , however, we were concerned about its use of the same 1GHz processor, rather than the dual-core processors popping up in rivals such as the .
That said, the Desire S sports a sleek aluminium case, and has the latest version of HTC's Sense Android user interface, which is shaping up very nicely. Meanwhile, that £420 SIM-free price tag from Amazon may indicate that the Desire S will be more affordable, especially once operators get their hands on it.
Which will be when? Vodafone, T-Mobile and Orange all confirmed last week that they will be selling the Desire S in the second quarter of this year, and if Amazon has it by mid-April, it's reasonable to assume they will to -- or at least soon after.
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