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.
Must be a misprice as total payment over 24 months is £240 (£190 if Quidco tracks) - Cheapest to get this phone on PAYG is about £350.
Granted, not many minutes or internet but surely worth it for the phone alone and then give sim away and use your own - phone likely to come unlocked.
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, 720p@30fps, 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)
My Quidco tracked at £50, followed procedure below
1) Deleted cookies on IE
2) Logged into Quidco
3) Searched for "Dial-A-Phone"
4) Clicked on the "Get Cashback link"
5) Copied and pasted "http://www.dialaphone.co.uk/aw2/phone/HTC_Desire_S/" into the browser window
6) Completed the buy
after about 45 minutes, noticed that quidco had tracked at £45, cheers
This is extracted from Post #102, and I think this will be useful to all !!
IanMcMobile - May 21, 2011 17:50
Hi guys, Ian from CompareMobileDeals here, since news on the dialaphone deal broke out a few hrs ago we've been inundated with questions about whether dialaphone have made a mistake or not.
Getting a lot of repeat questions via live help, being a saturday theres only a couple in our office so to save our typing fingers from premature arthritis we need to let you know we just dont know yet.
Ill let you know as soon as we know. All the networks and retailers pass deal info to us (sometimes exclusively) so theres a chance they put a deal up they shouldnt have and theres a chance its legit.
p.s. In preparation for any disappointment I'm considering asking my boss if we can randomly give away a HTC Desire S in return for clicking our new facebook like button on our site or maybe a follow/tweet. We're a small new team so our visitors are important to us. No promises as he's at his daughters 5th birthday party today but I'll report back and put any news on our site. pps thanks for finding the deal on our site, we have the largest impartial comparison range bar none