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HTC Desire HD Price Sticking To £20.42 Per Month

With HTC likely to announce a new flagship handset, the Pyramid, by next week, many retailers have started to offer the HTC Desire HD on much cheaper deals in a bid to clear out existing stocks.

There's a T-Mobile package which includes 100 minutes, 100 texts and unlimited data from Affordable Mobiles (opens in new tab) for as little as £20.42 which means that the total cost of ownership for the package is less than £370, less than the cost of the SIM free version of the phone itself.

You can only open four webpages in the phone's browser at the same time (and that's something which can be changed in the future) and it doesn't have any front facing camera; but other than that, it doesn't lack any major functionality.

We still love the gorgeous 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, the fact that it comes with the Qualcomm MSM7255 Snapdragon chip, 768MB RAM and 1.5GB onboard storage, a great 8-megapixel camera with flash and HD record capabilities, Wi-Fi, Android 2.2, all for design weighing less than 165g.

It is also compatible with Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual sound technology as well as offering Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB connectivity.

Even compared to the HTC Desire S or the Incredible S, the Desire HD offers great value for money and the willingness of mobile phone operators to clear their shelves before new models drop in means that now is the time to grab the HD before it's too late.

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 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.