HTC Desire available to pre order

HTC Desire

Android fans have another reason to get excited this week as the just-announced HTC Desire handset - widely dubbed the Nexus Two - is now available to pre order.

T-Mobile has already confirmed it will be supporting the device on its network from the end of March, while Orange will be following suit in April. Now it's available to pre order, giving an indication as to its affordability level when it officially arrives.

The Mobilephonesdirect website is offering users the chance to get their name down for the device, and quoting a 30 a month tariff from T-Mobile. The website also claims that the first stock won't hit the UK until 1 April - although you have to sign up for two years to get that deal.

"At its essence, the mobile phone is the most personal item you have in your possession. HTC Sense was created to magnify your ability to create and define your own unique mobile experience," HTC's chief executive Peter Chou said in a statement when the handset was unveiled last week at Mobile World Congress.

"HTC Legend and HTC Desire take Android to another level in both substance with HTC Sense and style with HTC Legend's revolutionary crafted aluminum uni-body design."

Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.