Vodafone will be starting to ship the HTC Desire HD on the 14th of October according to the latest update on the mobile phone operator's website.
Customers can already the handset for free from £35 per month via Vodafone's website with a two year contract.
The deal - which is only available online - includes 900 minutes, unlimited text and 750 MB worth of data allownace; going through high street stores will get you only 600 minutes and 500MB worth of data.
Alternatively, a slightly less attractive package can be ordered through Mobile Phones Direct for a fiver less. T-Mobile and O2 will also launch the HTC Desire HD and we'd expect others to follow suit and stock the handset by Christmas.
Together with the HTC Desire Z, the phone is expected to complement the existing HTC Desire which may continue to fall down in price. The HTC Desire HD has a newer 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC with better graphics capabilities.
It has a 8-megapixel camera with HD recording capabilities with a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive SLCD display - rather than an AMOLED model.