HTC Desire officially headed to Canada on Telus

The HTC Desire (see our hands-on), one of the more popular Android phones in Europe, is officially headed to North America. Telus, the Canadian mobile provider, has officially announced (opens in new tab) it will soon carry the device. HTC has said that it wants to bring the Desire across the Atlantic, and Telus will be its first step. No word yet from Bell or Rogers on if they will be carrying it as well. 

No dates or prices yet, but this is great news for Android fans living in Canada. The Desire is a high-end phone that is very similar in specs and features to the Nexus One. [Telus (opens in new tab)] Thanks, jaycop!.

  • Sweeet! Although wasn't it said that Google won't be selling the Nexus One in countries where the Desire is available? Or is my memory making this up?
  • Since the Nexus One is officially banded for Rogers (but is said it work on Bell/Telus/Wind), and since Rogers hasn't done anything about selling it with subsidy and *gasp* 3-Year contract, I doubt a Nexus One will be sold in Canada. That said, I'm happily using my Nexus One on Rogers. It was only a little difficult setting up the APN.
  • Yeah, I've got my Nexus One on Telus after the Milestone debacle. Same thing with setting up the APN. No biggie though.
  • Finally! So excited for Canadian providers to be getting some legit Android love. Totally ditching my HTC Hero once this comes out.