This phone was previously on Play.com at £399, but has now dropped to the more attractive price of £385.60 at Amazon in the UK, sim free. While it’s still a decent amount of cash to part with, it is sim-free to be fair. Those who are looking to upgrade at the end of their contract, may be able to find a good deal for the Desire from other sources, but if you just want the phone, this is probably the cheapest around from a reputable retailer, with stock.
Boasting the somewhat impressive 480 x 800 pixels 3.7 inch AMOLED screen, 5MP camera with LED flash, Android 2.1 ‘Eclair’, a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor and 576MB RAM, the HTC Desire is not surprisingly, quite desirable. In fact, many still feel that this is the best Android phone on the market at present.
Amazon.co.uk still show stock at the moment, but are known for random price changes through the day, so be quick and don’t forget to use your Nectar card if you have one – you can collect double points until June 24th!
Seeing as the Wildfire is likely to set you back a few quid on an 18/24 month contract anyway, this deal at Play.com may be of interest for those of you in the UK. Though £229.99 isn’t exactly the spare change, fluff and button found in the depths of your trouser pocket, it does represent a way of acquiring a new Android phone for users out there who are mid-contract and stuck in a rut.
Sporting Android 2.1 ‘Eclair’, a 5MP camera, WiFi, GPS and 512MB internal memory, the Wildfire seems to be a fairly affordable way to get into the Android market, even though the phone itself feels anything but cheap. Judging by reviews of late, it would seem that the only disappointment is the relatively low resolution screen at 240 x 320 pixels.
To be fair though, had the screen been a killer, it would have likely cannibalised the sales of other HTC Android-based phones, which is never a good idea, is it?
Anyway – you can head over to Play.com and pre-order the Wildfire now – release date is 26/07/2010, but Play.com have been known to send items early to ensure they arrive on the launch-day. You could save a few pounds too (up to 3.5%), by using a money-saving site like Quidco. You never know …