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Sep 16, 2010

When and Where Can You Buy the HTC Desire HD and Z Phones?

Interested in getting one of the new HTC phones? Read on for some launch details in Europe and the US.

Vodafone was first with support of the phones, announcing at the event that they would sell both the Desire HD and Desire Z from mid-October, in Europe. While they haven't announced tariffs, it's expected to be the usual free up-front phone, on monthly plans starting at around £30 (in the UK at least).

TechRadar has reported that they've heard the Desire HD will be available on all of the UK networks except for O2, though that could change. T-Mobile has confirmed that they'll be selling the Desire HD from £40 a month—pricey, but then knowing from experience T-Mobile is generally pretty good at bargaining with.

Despite initial thoughts that these phones would be non-US launches, we heard from HTC US, who confirmed the Desire HD will be "shipping in North America later this year." No word on the Desire Z, but then it's far too similar to the G2 to warrant a launch there.

Back to the UK, and both phones will of course be sold through The Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U, plus Amazon, Play.com and various other online retailers. Amazon UK has confirmed it will cost £499 from October 18th, whereas Play.com has undercut them by £30, offering it for £470—with an earlier release date too, of October 11th.

The Desire Z is listed on Play.com for £430, with the same release date expected, and unfortunately Amazon hasn't improved its pricing for their offering of the Desire Z, which will cost £499 from the 18th.

We've waiting to hear back from all the UK networks about pricing, but if anyone spots any more deals, do get in touch.
Clove.co.uk is going to sell the Desire HD for £493.50 and the Desire Z for £434.75.

Handtec.co.uk will offer the Desire HD for £489.96 and the Desire Z for £433.56. While the exact release date isn't mentioned, they do say that stock is expecting "week commencing 4th October."

Expansys.com will have them in-store (online) for the 11th of October, with the Desire HD and Desire Z being £500 and £450 each.

40 comments:

vibe said...

damnn man, looks expensive

izmeer said...

Awesome thanks for the review

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Naj said...

holy cow! £430 for the desire z?! damn! i can't afford that much!

Sup said...

Nice!

Supportin!

Jessi D said...

I'll try one out at a store.

Viperman said...

i want 1 but way too much money

Anne on a mouse said...

Nice, great info thanks

David said...

Showing my support,I REALLY need yours aswell!

Monarch said...

Damn expensive, but definitely one of the best phones out there atm

Superluke said...

Good news!

miecak said...

Wish I didn't had my regular HTC desire now :P

Much Poopies! said...

HTC!! thats da poopies!

Jeremy said...

I think I'll go for the Droid X, but these seem pretty good too.

Su blog esta muy interesante, hombre.

support

iMonei said...

still can decide between iphone or htc...

LivingChaos said...

I need to wait for about 20 years, when I can get a decent phone witout a contract, since I've vowed never to have a contract phone again. Things like this just tease me.

Kevorkian said...

Interesting read.

cooperlife said...

damn. that's expensive stuff.

Flav @ Photo Debate said...

Cand face oare HTC un budget phone?...

Complete Hentai said...

All I use my phone for is receiving calls and messages, screw the rest. I'm busy doing other things if I'm outside, and if I'm inside I'd do it on my computer.

Plus it's expensive as hell. I could make a budget computer with that much money.

Dungeoneer said...

Joining the chain!

Also, I like your blog xD

x said...

was gonna get the galaxy s, but damn they look soooo good.

durhurrr said...

way to expensive for me

ihazasad said...

hey man, thanks for sharing this, but i have no 430$

Reydouney said...

Giving my daily support !

Good work !

Katie Greene said...

definitelylooking forward to these bad boys!

Bub said...

i would love to afford a HTC:(
/daily

Swift Love said...

this is awesome

KnightOnlineGoldMaker said...

sweet thanks!

OMGRAVE! said...

nucking futs!!

tjc said...

i have an htc already and i love it!
I suggest them to anyone.

Chris said...

Now I know ...thanks

MetalThrashingMad said...

I'd love to have that phone

lulz88 said...

awesome cant wait

Dave said...

sort of want..

chasityxo said...

crazy!!

Sparrow said...

i cant wait for this thing!
showing my support for a fellow blogger!

Buff Gamer said...

Really can't wait for when I have money so I can finally get a good phone.

Juanycny said...

sweet thanks!