Spotted in my local store in Halifax.
HTC Desire on Pay As You Go only £179.99 plus £10 top up. They had the black one on display but was told thay if they have the brown ones in stock, they're also the same price.
Possible discount for existing customers or NHS workers, but I'm not sure with this one so if somebody will confirm I'll update the price.
1. Deanoaka: PERK Discount available for a lot of companies, as long as you take your last payslip. Emergency Services, Council Workers, NHS etc - £20 off
2. Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Desire is ready for download from HTC's website.
3. Be aware that the ^ 2.3 Gingerbread update on the HTC Website will remove the ability to root the phone, and applying the update cannot be reversed. So ultimately, if you do the update, you are stuck on 2.3 GB and cannot root. I would advise rooting, then just using a custom version of that HTC update from XDA instead.