Telstra announced that the HTC Desire is now available to its customers. According to the company, it is released a week ahead of schedule due to strong consumer interest.

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The Desire runs on Google’s latest Android operating system and will utilise Telstra’s Next G network. Read our full review of the Desire here.

Telstra’s Executive Director of Mobility Products, Ross Fielding said, “In response to massive interest from Australian consumers, Telstra has moved the launch of HTC Desire forward by almost a week to today. The accelerated launch means Australians will be the first in Asia-Pacific to experience this breakthrough smartphone.”

“Telstra’s flagship [T]life stores in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth will be the first to stock the new smartphone with Telstra stores across Australia receiving deliveries by the end of the week,” added Fielding.

Customers can also purchase the smartphone immediately online at Telstra.com.au, while those who pre-registered their interest in HTC Desire were contacted to ensure that they are amongst the first to be offered the smartphone.

“We are also pleased to announce that HTC Desire will now be exclusive to Telstra for six months – a three month extension on our previous arrangement,”  continued Fielding.

HTC Desire will be available to purchase online from today or initially from three [T]Life stores:
·    [T]Life Sydney – 400 George Street Sydney, NSW, 2000.
·    [T]Life Melbourne – 246 Bourke Street (Cnr Swanston & Bourke) Melbourne, VIC, 3000.
·    [T]Life Perth – 667-669 Hay Street Mall, Perth, WA, 6000.

Telstra stores and dealers across Australia will receive deliveries of the HTC Desire progressively through the week with most stores expected to have stock by Friday ahead of the long weekend.

HTC Desire will be available on a range of plans including for $0 on Telstra’s $60 consumer Phone Plan for 24 months (minimum total price $1440) or $0 upfront on a $85 Ultimate plan for 24 months including 150 MB data (minimum cost $2040), or can be purchased outright with a RRP of $779. 

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