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great price for this sim free unlocked well over £300 everywhere and thats pay as u go also Free voice guided Sat Nav with Google Maps
Android phone with HTC Sense and 800MHz processing power
3.7 inch touchscreen display with a slide out full QWERTY keyboard
5.0 megapixel colour camera with auto focus and flashlight and 720p HD video recording
Free voice guided Sat Nav with Google Maps
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS


Update - Amazon have updated delivery timescale to 1-3months.... I would guess that means stock is running out on this one!
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#1
Had one of these and it's like carrying a brick in your pocket.
#2
bargain!
#3
damn i can't afford it until Monday, offer will probably be gone by then.
#4
Good price
#5
Goog good price + best retailer

Edited By: daBluone on May 07, 2011 12:18
1 Like #6
I have one and it is about the same size as any of the smartphones. It takes a while to boot up, but when it does it is pretty reactive. Sat nav app is pretty good, it will only do Android 2.1, but I don't have an issue with that. Really like the phone, a great entry/mid level smartphone.
#7
kurv
damn i can't afford it until Monday, offer will probably be gone by then.


credit card?
#8
battelaxe
I have one and it is about the same size as any of the smartphones. It takes a while to boot up, but when it does it is pretty reactive. Sat nav app is pretty good, it will only do Android 2.1, but I don't have an issue with that. Really like the phone, a great entry/mid level smartphone.

only entry/mid ?
#9
toonarmani
kurv
damn i can't afford it until Monday, offer will probably be gone by then.


credit card?


Maxxed! sniff
#10
Plus I want to get the Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth Headset, If I you buy this and a bluetooth headset you get £10 off
#11
battelaxe
I have one and it is about the same size as any of the smartphones. It takes a while to boot up, but when it does it is pretty reactive. Sat nav app is pretty good, it will only do Android 2.1, but I don't have an issue with that. Really like the phone, a great entry/mid level smartphone.


The Desire Z launched with Android 2.2.

fromabroad
battelaxe
I have one and it is about the same size as any of the smartphones. It takes a while to boot up, but when it does it is pretty reactive. Sat nav app is pretty good, it will only do Android 2.1, but I don't have an issue with that. Really like the phone, a great entry/mid level smartphone.

only entry/mid ?


It's was high end when it came out but with the new raft of dual core phones coming out it's sliding down towards mid-level.
3 Likes #12
I use one of these for work and yes, its heavy but that's because its built like a tank. The keyboard is also very good especially if you have larger fingers like me.

Its also very fast, faster than the 800Mhz processor would suggest. This is because it runs the latest generation of CPU and which performs like a 1Ghz CPU.

The screen is also very good, SatNav works flawlessly, good reception for call and HTC Sense is very slick. Battery life is about average for the type of phone and much better than an HTC Desire.

If you need an Android phone with a keyboard, look no further.
#13
My collegue has one of these. The phone's specs are between the Desire and Desire HD, however this has a physical keyboard. If you don't need that feature then you're better off with a Desire (cheaper) or Desire S (better). Or a Samsung Galaxy S.
#14
It's a great phone. I've had one for the last few months and very happy with it. This is a very good price!!
#15
John Mason
Its also very fast, faster than the 800Mhz processor would suggest. This is because it runs the latest generation of CPU and which performs like a 1Ghz CPU. .


Yeah it's easily overclockable too, I've seen most people running an overclock of 1.4GHz on it.

It's the same CPU and GPU as the Desire HD in it, just runs a lower stock clock speed and has slightly less memory.
#16
Ilsyde
My collegue has one of these. The phone's specs are between the Desire and Desire HD, however this has a physical keyboard. If you don't need that feature then you're better off with a Desire (cheaper) or Desire S (better). Or a Samsung Galaxy S.

desire cheaper? where please?
#17
Awesome price for an amazing phone. I upgraded from my iphone 4 to this, and i cant believe how much more capable and customisable android is compared to iphones. The 800mhz CPU is the same speed as the original Desires 1ghz chip, although with a faster GPU.

Been using it for a few months now, and its the best phone that ive ever had!
#18
Where can you get an unlocked desire cheaper?
#19
It's a good phone but I prefer the Samsung Galaxy S, personally.
#20
How quick is the auto-rotate?

I've been looking into getting a QWERTY Android phone, but I can see myself getting irriated by it if the auto-rotate is sluggish. If it's snappy turning it on its side for text entry, I wouldn't have a problem with it. For general usage, I'd probably have it upright, maybe using a soft keyboard for web browsing and then just use the QWERTY keyboard for texts/email/form posts like this!
1 Like #21
oldmanhouse
How quick is the auto-rotate?

I've been looking into getting a QWERTY Android phone, but I can see myself getting irriated by it if the auto-rotate is sluggish. If it's snappy turning it on its side for text entry, I wouldn't have a problem with it. For general usage, I'd probably have it upright, maybe using a soft keyboard for web browsing and then just use the QWERTY keyboard for texts/email/form posts like this!


Video of the review unit being rotated here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NH0g7QgPJM&t=6m21s

And another rotating with the QWERTY pad being slid out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O05KwCdA6Us&t=1m33s

Android's auto-rotate is generally quicker than iOS and WP7, however due to the blocky transition it feels longer than the more aesthetically pleasing alternatives.
#22
Awesome deal.....
#23
I have one of these and I recommend it,its a nice phone, and the keyboard is very handy - this is a lot cheaper than I paid for it,
#24
I'm typing this on mine now, never new how much I'd enjoy the physical keyboard till getting this phone, still have my iPhone 4 waiting to go on eBay and so have done a lot of comparisons between the 2, if you fancy trying android out this one is one of the best, the keyboard really is a stand out feature, its excellent quality compared the the cramped keys of a blackberry. The best thing is that it leaves the screen free to view the website while you type, great for filling out online forms etc

I got mine on £20 per month contract for 18 months so I could spread cost rather than buy phone outright but if this deal was around I'd of got this
#25
oldmanhouse
How quick is the auto-rotate?

I've been looking into getting a QWERTY Android phone, but I can see myself getting irriated by it if the auto-rotate is sluggish. If it's snappy turning it on its side for text entry, I wouldn't have a problem with it. For general usage, I'd probably have it upright, maybe using a soft keyboard for web browsing and then just use the QWERTY keyboard for texts/email/form posts like this!

My old G1 was fine for auto rotating when I flipped the keyboard out so would imagine this is nice and quick seeing as it's much better specced.
#26
these can be overclocked to 1.4 ghz when rooted
#27
I have one of these. Certainly good phone. However, the physical QWERTY keyboard is a little low profile than the previous HTC models with qwerty like XDA mini S. Moreover, the rim around the keyboard makes it a little hard to use the lower row keys. I have always used phones with physical QWERTY and bought this after trying palm pre 2. However, as the on-screen keyboard is so quick and easy to use especially with the predictive text input on desire Z, I am hardly using the physical QWERTY. Overall nice phone. Unless you can't live without physical QWERTY, I suggest desire HD with a bigger screen over this.
#28
Brilliant phone, and the fact that Gingerbread (Android 2.3) is being released for these some time this year is good news indeed (Source http://www.gsmarena.com/android_23_to_hit_the_htc_desire_hd_desire_z_desire_incredible_s-news-2370.php)

Love mine to bits, only issue's are the lack of a decent satnav (google maps is ok but those of us who dont have internet bolt ons renders it an expensive one and lack of being able to pre download maps doesnt help) & some of the newer ones wont root using the APK
#29
I have one of these and I am very happy with it. I got it because of the keypad. It doesn't seem any heavier than other smartphones and I haven't noticed the speed of auto-rotate being an issue. It is slow to turn on - but maybe that is an HTC thing as my previous HTC phone was just as slow in this respect.
1 Like #30
komi
these can be overclocked to 1.4 ghz when rooted

Is overclocking it worthwhile do you think? Presumably it gets hotter and has less battery life?
mine takes a while to boot up but day to day use is fine apart from some HTC sense widgets which are slow as hell.
#31
Mikuru
Brilliant phone, and the fact that Gingerbread (Android 2.3) is being released for these some time this year is good news indeed (Source http://www.gsmarena.com/android_23_to_hit_the_htc_desire_hd_desire_z_desire_incredible_s-news-2370.php)

Love mine to bits, only issue's are the lack of a decent satnav (google maps is ok but those of us who dont have internet bolt ons renders it an expensive one and lack of being able to pre download maps doesnt help) & some of the newer ones wont root using the APK


I brought co-pilot for £20 and haven't regretted it, great app
#32
scoobiedoo
komi
these can be overclocked to 1.4 ghz when rooted


Is overclocking it worthwhile do you think? Presumably it gets hotter and has less battery life?
mine takes a while to boot up but day to day use is fine apart from some HTC sense widgets which are slow as hell.


Oops you got a like by mistake. Enjoy :)

Overclocking is not really necessary but you do notice a marked difference opening apps and switching between screens. Once you have rooted your phone and configured setcpu and its profiles there is very little noticeable difference in battery life. You can set it so that it's permanently overclocked but the better way is that it overclocked 'on demand' ie only when required. Booting times won't really change with an overclock.


Edited By: screamingninja on May 07, 2011 15:17
#33
Uff, sounds like a really good deal. I was first tempted to get the O2 deal with the blackberry torch but I guess this phone would be even better... decisions, decisions
#34
battelaxe
I have one and it is about the same size as any of the smartphones. It takes a while to boot up, but when it does it is pretty reactive. Sat nav app is pretty good, it will only do Android 2.1, but I don't have an issue with that. Really like the phone, a great entry/mid level smartphone.
These are as good as any other smart phone out there - I have a HTC Desire and cannot say that you will find many better one's out there, Great deal!!!!
#35
been thinking of upgrading from my san fran to this for a while now. san fran is a bit too slow for angry birds and for other games, yes i have rooted. Also its my first touch screen phone and i dont like it, takes too long to type. This is available with 12 months warranty refurbished for 249.99 in places.
#36
Just what I have been looking for purchased! Thanks OP, great spot :)
#38
Although cheaper there I'd rather pay a few quid more and buy from Amazon. They have very good return and replace policies.
#39

That company is based in Hong Kong
#40
souljacker
Where can you get an unlocked desire cheaper?


Phones4u do the Desire for £249 on PAYG (phones come unlocked from them).

http://www.phones4u.co.uk/shop/shop_payg_details.asp?ItemKey=483781

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