Vodafone starts taking pre-orders for HTC Desire HD smartphone

Mobile phone operator Vodafone UK has started accepting pre-orders for the HTC Desire HD smartphone, which will be released on 14th of October.

Vodafone is offering the HTC Desire HD for free for £35 a month, on two-year contract. The deal will provide unlimited texts, 900 minutes and 750MB of Internet data.

Those who want shorter contract period can go for an 18-month deal, but it will cost £40 a month. However, per month charges slip to £35 on 18-month contract for those who are ready to pay £99 up front. The deal offers unlimited texts, 600 minutes and 750MB of Internet data.

On making up front payment of £199 for the handset, one can enjoy 100 minutes, 500 texts and 500MB of Internet data for just £30 a month on 18-month contract. The charges slip further if the contract extends to two years.

The HTC Desire HD, which will succeed the original HTC Desire, come equipped with a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive SLCD display, a 1GHz QUALCOMM Snapdragon processor and an 8-megapixel photo snapper that offers HD recording.

Google’s Android 2.2 operating system and HTC Sense refresh are two of the many other striking features of the handset.

Network provider T-Mobile has also listed the HTC Desire HD smartphone in the 'next few weeks' section of its website.