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HTC Legend Coming To UK From £370

HTC's Legend, the Android smartphone that some compared to Apple's own Macbook, will be available SIM Free in the UK as early as the 23rd of March, a few days before the HTC Desire is released to market.

Techradar (opens in new tab) reports that Clove Technology (opens in new tab) will sell it for £376 including VAT while Expansys (opens in new tab) will offer it for £370 from the 6th of April and Play.com (opens in new tab) will send it to those who have preordered it by the 12th for the same price but including delivery.

In all three cases, the HTC Legend will be SIM Free. Interestingly no network operator have announced their support for the smartphone while the HTC Desire appeares to be getting all the attention with all five networks having signed for it.

The latter was available for a few days on preorder for as little as £374 from Prepaymania but the price quickly rose later on but the HTC Desire will still be available from Mobilephonedirect for as little as £30 per month.

This means that some networks might have considered that the HTC Legend and the HTC Desire are too priced too closely. The Legend comes with a 600Mhz processor and Android 2.1 Eclair.

But it is its aluminium chassis complete with a 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen that will likely leave prospective customers speechless.

Our Comments

Unfortunately though, the Legend is a bit light when it comes to firepower; no wonder therefore that it is also called the Hero 2. Still, we expect HTC to bring down the price of the HTC Legend fairly quickly.

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Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.