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HTC Desire Goes OOS At Orange

HTC, it seems, can't produce enough of its Desire Android-based smartphone to satisfy demand for the popular handset; Amazon, Orange, T-Mobile and others are reporting very high sales with regular "out of stock" updates.

Buymobilephones.net which sells phones for a number of networks, say tha tthe HTC Desire is one of the hottest mobile phones of all times with stock turnaround being extremely high.

Orange has also confirmed that it has run out of stock on the Desire after having switched to a new black chassis to satisfy demand.

HTC says that inventory is not a concern and its CEO, Peter Chou, was quoted by Taipei Times (opens in new tab) as saying that he's more worried about not making enough products rather than inventory.

He added candidly that customers are actually chasing the company and asked for more shipments before hinting that there is a component shortage problem without giving more details.

There's currently a nationwide advertising campaign going on to boost the exposure of HTC and the Desire especially and the phone has gone on sale with all of the six main mobile phone networks in the UK with prices starting as low as £25 per month.

Désiré Athow
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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.