PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR THE NEWER HTC DESIRE S WITH ANDROID 2.3 GINGERBREAD AND NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE OLDER LOWER SPEC STANDARD DESIRE.
NO REDEMPTIONS OR CASHBACK CLAIMS REQUIRED.
Looks a pretty good deal albeit for a 24 month contract as the phone costs about £350-£400 to buy on PAYG.
Maximum cost over the 24 months is £377 (assuming Quidco pays out at £55) or £432 if Quidco doesn't pay.
A sim only deal for this amount of minutes, texts and internet would probably cost at least £10 per month (£240 over 24 months) therefore, you could be getting phone for equivalent of £137.
Granted, not everyone likes 24 months but seems good value for a new Desire S with all the extras.
Spec taken from GSM Arena below.
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Announced 2011, February
Status Available. Released 2011, March
SIZE Dimensions 115 x 59.8 x 11.6 mm
Weight 130 g
DISPLAY Type S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches
- Gorilla Glass display
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- HTC Sense UI
- Touch-sensitive controls
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes, check quality
MEMORY Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 1.1 GB ROM, 768 MB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
DATA GPRS Up to 114 kbps
EDGE Up to 560 kbps
3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch-focus, image stabilization
Video Yes, [email protected]
, check quality
Secondary Yes, VGA
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU 1 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
- SNS integration
- Digital compass
- Dedicated search key
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player
- DivX/XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
- Document viewer
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1450 mAh
Stand-by Up to 430 h (2G) / Up to 455 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 9 h 50 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 10 min (3G)
Would be much appreciated if you can find a better deal then please provide a link.
TalkMobile are part of Carphonewarehouse and use the Vodafone network.
Posted a similar deal from same company last week regarding Wildfire S and people commented on slow updates regarding order - think this coincided with a Bank Holiday and low staff levels (hopefully they have addressed this issue and improved but thought it best to point out).