Mobile phone retailer Phones4U confirmed yesterday that it has started to deliver the HTC Legend smartphone on Vodafone with tariffs starting as low as £20 per month and claimed that it was the only high street retailer to stock the device.
A Phones 4u spokesperson said that “Our goal is to offer the best deals to our customers and tailor packages to suit the individual and we are pleased to continue offering our customers the best deals around. There is always a lot of buzz surrounding new smartphone launches, however we feel this handset can finally start to challenge the top-spot in the smartphone market and become a legend in its own right”.
The phone is also set to be available on T-Mobile and Orange fairly soon although you cannot preorder it from the two aforementioned mobile phone operators (which are incidentally set to merge over the next few months).
Phones4U will sell the legend with 300 minutes, 3000 texts on a two year contract for £20 a month. Adding 500MB worth of internet data to the package will cost you a fiver extra while switching to a shorter 18-month contract will cost £10 more.
The HTC Legend has been hailed as the mobile equivalent of the Macbook with its aluminium unibody and is the successor to the popular HTC Hero. It will however face some serious competition from one of HTC's own models, the Desire.
The phone is available from T-Mobile for £10 per month for two years with an initial installment of £164, which means that the total cost of the package is £404. It includes 100 minutes, 100 texts, a choice of boosters and unlimited internet.
We will keep our hard earned cash for something else, one mobile phone to rule them all, the son of the Desire and the Legend. One which we dreamt of last month, an iPhone killer of epic proportion combining the best of both smartphones.