HTC Desire S, unlocked, new, £359

Mon, 09 May 2011 15:06:27 +0000

No, I’m not selling it at that price. I just bought it at that price. Amazon and Handtec are both advertising it at about £371 and other well-known online retailer (expansys, etc) at even more: what I did was notice that the O2 Store sell it for £349 plus £10 topup, and that Carphone Warehouse have recently introduced a Network Price Promise so even though their advertised price for the same phone and tariff is £399 they will give it to you for the £359 price if you insist. And because it’s CPW and not a tied shop, they will (well, most probably will, and certainly did in my case) give you the unlocked and unbranded handset. In fairness I should say I don’t know whether the handset in the O2 store would have been locked or not.

I’ve only had a few minutes to play with the phone so far so haven’t formed a strong opinion (HTC Sense may have to go …) on it yet, but it’s already very clearly an upgrade from my really rather elderly T-Mobile G1