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O2 Drops HTC Desire S Price To £330

Mobile phone operator O2 has dropped the price of the HTC Desire S smartphone to only £330 on Pay as You Go, with the option to unlock the phone available for only £15.

The phone is available directly from O2 and interestingly, you don't need to buy a £10 topup as is usually the case. You will also be able to unlock your phone and use it on another network using the unlocking form here.

The HTC Desire S is still available from Amazon unlocked for £385, and while we criticised HTC for not making the Desire S cheaper, the latest price drop makes it more attractive compared to its illustrious predecessor and the HTC Desire HD.

The Desire S has adopted the Legend's aluminium design and is sculpted out of a single block of aluminium. It uses the newer Qualcomm 1GHz 8255 Snapdragon processor, comes with 768MB RAM, 4GB internal storage with 1.1GB for user storage (can be augmented using a microSD card), a 3.7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, a five megapixel rear camera with AF, LED flash and HD video recording capabilities, a front facing camera, GPS, four sensors, a 1450 mAh battery and much more.

At 11.6mm and weighing 130g, it is thinner and lighter than the previous HTC Desire and comes with Gingerbread covered with a layer of Sense user interface.