Orange To Sell HTC Desire For £35 Per Month

Orange has announced that it will be selling the HTC version of the Nexus One smartphone for only £35 per month on a 24-month contract from April 2010 according to a press statement released by the France Telecom owned company.

The device - which will also be offered on a business package - will be the first of many Android handsets that Orange says will be launched by the mobile phone operator in 2010 as part of its "Orange Signature" range.

This means that the HTC Desire will come with a number of Orange-only services like its Satnav product, Orange Maps, Orange TV, Photography, Games and Orange Windows Live (ed : errr, that's surely a typo).

Francois Mahieu, Director of Devices at Orange UK said in the news release that "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.”

The holding page for the device has yet to be pushed live and we will let you know exactly when it will be out. The HTC Desire was unveiled earlier this morning and overall, it is a better Nexus One, albeit one with a slightly different design.

Our Comments

On a 24-month contract, you will normally get 1200 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB internet and inclusive satnav with Answer Phone - assuming that you're going for the Dolphin 35. It will be facing the likes of the Sony Ericsson Satio or the HTC Hero Graphite.

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