Telstra to sell HTC's next-generation Desire S Android phone

The successor to the popular HTC Desire smartphone will again be a Telstra exclusive in Australia

The HTC Desire S will launch exclusively with Telstra in Australia.

The HTC Desire S will launch exclusively with Telstra in Australia.

Telstra has confirmed it will bring the next generation HTC Desire smartphone — the HTC Desire S — to Australia in the first half of 2011.

Read our original HTC Desire review, and check out how it stacked up against the iPhone 4 in our iPhone 4 vs HTC Desire smartphone showdown.

Unveiled overnight at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain, the HTC Desire S is best described as an evolution of the original HTC Desire. The Desire S features the same 3.7in, capacitive touchscreen, 1GHz Qualcomm processor, and 5-megapixel camera as its predecessor, with a minor RAM increase — 768MB up from 576MB — the biggest change under the hood. The Desire S also gets a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.

Unlike its predecessor, the HTC Desire S's body is constructed from a single piece of aluminium, which HTC calls a "unibody" design. The HTC Desire S will run the 2.4 Gingerbread version of Google's Android operating system.

"The original HTC Desire was a huge hit with our customers and helped to establish the popularity of Android smartphones in Australia," said Warwick Bray, executive director, Telstra Mobile Products. "The HTC Desire S builds on the qualities that made the original so popular. It features the latest Android Gingerbread operating system as well as a powerful processor that makes for fast, responsive multitasking."

Telstra says that pricing and availability for the HTC Desire S will be announced closer to the launch date, which is expected to be any time between now and June. A Telstra spokesperson said the exclusive deal for the Desire S will run three months from the launch, but that there is an option to extend the deal.

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags android phoneshtcsmartphonesHTC Desirenext gTelstra

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

PC World
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?