It's been a long, long wait since we saw the next generation of mobiles saunter onto the stage at MWC (OK, a little over a month), but HTC are making comparatively fast work of getting their new batch of handsets out to the masses, with the HTC Incredible S appearing last month, and now the HTC Desire S - currently winging its way into the pockets of UK smartphone owners via SIM-free smartphone pushers unlocked-mobiles.com.
The HTC Desire S, which is now on sale on the site for £384.98 SIM-free, runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and comes with a 1GHz processor, 768MB RAM and an 800x480 pixel 3.7-inch touchscreen (all overlayed with that super-smooth HTC Sense UI).
A spokesman for unlocked-mobiles.com told T3: "The HTC Desire S is now on sale and stock is selling fast - we had an unprecedented level of pre-orders for this new HTC - it's looking as popular as the original Desire already."
We were enamoured with the original HTC Desire, which picked up the Phone of the Year Award at the 2010 T3 Gadget Awards. Can its baby brother hold onto the crown in the face of competition from the Samsung Galaxy S2, LG Optimus 3D and Sony Xperia Play? Check out our full, hands-on HTC Desire S review for the T3 verdict.
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