HTC Desire HD Drops To £25.64 Per Month As iPhone 5 Looms

The Desire HD may be HTC's top of the range model, but that doesn't mean it commands a top of the range price tag.

In fact we were surprised to see that you can get the phone on a two year contract from T-Mobile (via buymobilephones) with 600 minutes, 500 texts and 500MB data allowance for a jaw dropping £25.54 per month, that's a total cost of ownership of £613.

Shockingly enough, T-Mobile sells the HTC Desire, the immediate predecessor to the Desire HD, for only £2.50 less per month with the same amount of minutes, texts and data.

The HTC Desire HD has a larger 4.3-inch WVGA screen, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8255 processor, a 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, 720p recording capabilities, Dolby Mobile compatibility and HSPA+ data with 802.11n WiFi.

It runs on Android 2.2 and an upgrade to Gingerbread should be on the way fairly quickly. The HTC Desire HD also comes with the new HTCSense.com service which allows users to send and receive texts as well as secure their handsets if lost or stolen.

With the iPhone 5 set to be released in only a few months time, one has to wonder whether or not HTC is deliberately cutting prices in order to reduce the appeal of the current and future iPhone handsets. You can view our review of the HTC Desire HD here.