HTC Desire S To Arrive End Of March

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We received confirmation yesterday from one online retailer that the HTC Desire S Android smartphone, which was announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, will be delivered in the last week of March 2011.

Clove Technology says that the handset is a bit earlier than initially expected and will cost £406.80, which is a tad more expensive than at Amazon or Expansys (where they can be bought for £399.99).

Still, Clover will get the device a full three weeks before either of the aforementioned retailers which might warrant the slightly more expensive price tag. That said unless you really want to get the Desire S (for the front facing camera), we'd probably advise you either to wait until its price falls or just get the HTC Desire HD.

It is not only cheaper but has a bigger screen, more internal memory and an 8-megapixel camera. The Desire S wins when it comes to battery life, the fact that it has Android 2.3 and the front facing camera. The £30 price difference makes the HTC Desire HD our favourite though.

As for our former favourite, the HTC Desire, we managed to track it down for a mere £240 last month from Phones4u; that's a lot of phone for the money and although you do have to conform to a number of prerequisites and the HTC Desire S is slightly better, the fact that it costs around a third less is a powerful incentive to grab it rather than its successor.