HTC Desire S in UK this month

Keeping track of release dates for all these new Android phones is a difficult business. Take the HTC Desire S for example, Amazon was offering the sim-free version from the second half of April, a date Three was also talking up for its contract versions. Indeed, the other networks were also tentatively talking about the same timescale too. So why are we now talking about a March launch in the UK?

That's because, according to Crave, online retailer Clove is now saying that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone will be available in the next couple of weeks. Not only that, it has also shaved a bit off the price of the Desire S, selling it for £406.80 when it lands in late March. Although Amazon seems to have countered that recently, knocking the price down to £400 if you wait a little longer.

Clove seems pretty confident about that selling date, saying in a recent blog post that: 'We are expecting stock of the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) handset to be here in the last week of March, which is a bit earlier than initially expected.' That could mean it lands at the networks earlier too, but don't hold your breath on that one.

For your money, the aluminium-clad Desire S features the HTC Sense interface, with access to the network too, not to mention Qualcomm’s new 1GHz Snapdragon MSM8255 processor, dual front and back cameras (5-megapixel for the former), high-definition video recording and a 3.7-inch WVGA display. If all that appeals, get counting out the pennies now, there's not long to go.

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