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 reports that Clove Technology will sell it for £376 including VAT while Expansys will offer it for £370 from the 6th of April and Play.com 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.
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.