Last week it was widely reported that the Android-sporting HTC Desire would be getting an April 8th release date on Vodafone, and that orders for the handset were being taken ahead of release by T-Mobile and Carphone Warehouse as well.
Today it seems the phone is in severely short supply, prompting UK delays from both carriers. Since we’re pretty smitten with the Desire it’s no surprise that one among the T3 number has already pre-ordered the handset, but we received an email from Vodafone this morning saying that the phone was ‘unexpectedly out of stock’ following ‘surprisingly high demand’, thus delaying the order.
More on the HTC Desire:
– HTC Desire video
– HTC Desire full in-depth review
– Google Nexus One video
– Goole Nexus One review
– Android: Everything you need to know
– See where the Desire placed in this year’s T3 Hot 100
Vodafone maintained that it’ll ‘have further stock available within 7-10 working days,’ but that’s a far cry form the April 8th release date that would see it released this Thursday. A Vodafone customer support rep claims that the problem stems from HTC.
HTC is yet to officially comment, but has confirmed that the Desire has been in very high demand. We contacted T-Mobile to see how their supply looks, and were told that it was out of stock with them, with no information as to when it’ll become available.
Bad news if, like us, you’re eagerly awaiting your upgrade, but we’ll keep you updated with news as we get it. In the meantime, it looks as though we’ll have to wait until mid-next week to get a permanent hold on the HTC Desire.