For our readers down in Australia, The HTC Desire will be available on April 27 on Telstra's Next G Network.

“HTC Desire gives customers unprecedented ability to personalise their mobile,” said Ross Fielding, Executive Director, Mobility Products, Telstra. “Not only can customers select from a massive ecosystem of free and paid-for applications from the Android Market – as well as Telstra apps like Mobile FOXTEL– but they can completely re-configure how shortcuts and applications appear on their phone. Add to this a fast 1GHz Snapdragon processor, the Next G network’s unsurpassed coverage and speed, and Google’s latest Android operating system for mobiles and you have one of the most responsive, intuitive and exciting smartphones to launch in 2010.”

Some additional key features is that the Desire is running on Android 2.1, it has the latest HTC Sense user expirence, 3.5mm stereo audio jack, automatically lowers the ringer volume when the phone is picked up, mutes the ringer when the phone is flipped down and automatically backs up certain data to the MircoSD such as SMS/MMS.

Pricing will be for $0 on Telstra's $60 consumer Phone Plan for 24 months, or can be purchased outright for a RRP of $779. The HTC Desire will be available in Telstra stores and dealers on April 27th. [HTC]

 
There are 3 comments

youareme7 says:

If this phone can be sold unlocked, I think it should work with AT&T's 3g network; they share the same frequencies I believe. $779 eh? So $716 USD...that's kinda a lot though. Here's hoping that AT&T just picks it up. (and doesn't screw it up)

yomomma says:

too much money for an ulocked phone that wont even (probably) work on att or any US carriers 3G network....i was waiting for this phone forever and CTIA came and went with no carrier news on it...so i purchased the N1---no regrets thus far!

Anonymous says:

It will work on the AT&T network without question. All the other previous Telstra NextG has. 850 band.

If it stand true for pre-orders for Sprint on the 16th of April for the EVO 4G - I might have to stand in line for that one!