Want the oh-so-desirable HTC Desire but wary of Telstra’s $779 up-front price tag? The carrier is giving away 25 of the Android smartphones in a new ‘social review’ program.
on 05/04/2010 – Made popular on 05/04/2010
The original HTC Desire is credited with kickstarting the explosive growth of the Android ecosystem in Australia after it launched through Telstra in April 2010. Now HTC and Telstra are trying the same trick again with the launch of the son of Desire. But in a much more crowded smartphone marketplace can they re-kindle the magic? Read on to find out.
The HTC Desire, released in Australia just a week ago and available under contract only from Telstra, is unable to latch onto the GPS signal. Phones directly imported from the UK don't seem to have the problem.
My company uses a wide-area Telstra private network. This is Australia's largest telecommunications carrier but maybe they don't visit their own site. As far as I can tell, Telstra's DNS server is not giving out any addresses for telstra.com – but differing Telstra departments say it's not their problem.