MWC 2010: Vodafone to release HTC Legend, Desire and HD Mini

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Not content with the arrival of the Nokia N900 on its network, Vodafone has announced at MWC 2010, that the upcoming HTC Desire, Legend and HD Mini will also be coming to Vodafone this year.

As reported from Pocket-Lint, it means that Vodafone, T-Mobile and Orange will all be offering HTC’s hottest handsets, so if you’re due for an upgrade soon – you might want to consider any of these handsets.

All of the three handsets will be pre-loaded with Vodafone’s 360 services, while the HTC Legend is set to be the first one available, expected sometime in April.

Will you be picking up any of these on Vodafone? Leave us a comment below with your thoughts.

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  • BrizzleBoi

    I can't wait to get the legend, and conveniently my contract runs out at the end of march ready for the 12th April launch. I'm already with vodafone, but was so disappointed to hear that they'll be adding their own '360' services to the phone i'm not sure I can bear to do it! and i dont really want to be flashing my brand new phone so soon after buying it. having vodafone modified software also means HTC updates can take a lot longer to come through, something i found incredibly frustrating on my nokia N78, even after firmware had been released by Nokia fixing several problems it took Vodafone a further 8 months to release their update, which left me no option than to flash the firmware. i dont want to have to do this with the Legend! i wish providers would just leave the software alone…

    and when it's such a work of art as the legend, who wants a crappy vodafone badge stuck on the front and back?!

    might be a sim-free choice for me, with a sim-only contract.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/tr00p3r tr00p3r

      Are the 360 services that bad? Im not really familiar with how it works.

      • BrizzleBoi

        it's not just the 360 services though, by adding their own services it means that they use their own version of the phone's firmware, consequently locking your phone to vodafones firmware for life (unless you're prepared to change the IMEI number and flash the firmware yourself). This means that any future updates that HTC release have to go through vodafone first, and they make all the tweaks and changes they want to make (adding in their 360 services and vodafone logos), and then release it for use (in the N78's case 8 months later) which with this phone i'm simply not prepared to do.

        you're right though the services themselves arent that bad and no particular hindrance in themselves, but rather pointless in my opinion.

        • http://intensedebate.com/people/tr00p3r tr00p3r

          I see, so basically Vodafone are trying to cram as much branded material down your throat as much as possible..pretty much the same way laptop companies do when you purchase a new system :D. Have you not considered the N900 on Vodafone? I own one, its pretty awesome!

        • Vanessa

          Hi there. I work for Vodafone – just wanted to say that it's only the Legend that will have some 360 customisation on it – not all three of the devices as claimed in the artilce .

        • Vanessa

          Hi there. I work for Vodafone – just wanted to say that it's only the Legend that will have some 360 customisation on it – not all three of the devices as claimed in the artilce .

        • Vanessa

          Hi there. I work for Vodafone – just wanted to say that it's only the Legend that will have some 360 customisation on it – not all three of the devices as claimed in the artilce .

    • spitfire1956

      Does the addition of 360 services means that the Desire won't be running the HTC Sense UI?

  • tr00p3r

    I see..so basically they want to cram as much branded stuff down your throat as possible :) I have the Nokia N900..loving it at the moment..also out on Vodafone I believe ;)

  • BrizzleBoi

    yeah did have a look at the N900, but after a whole lifetime of Nokias and many years of Symbian (i know the N900 is Maemo) I fancy a change, and Android really seems to be it for me being a heavy user of google's services, and i kinda fell in love with the legend when ai.rs leaked some pictures way back in November or December.

    I'm also one of those "shudders at the sight of hardware keyboards" kinda people ;-) very debatable i know just personal preference i guess! You'll be sticking with N900 for now though I take it?!

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/tr00p3r tr00p3r

      Yeah, I just like the whole.. 'possibilities are endless' on the N900 running Linux, makes it a much more exciting phone..pretty pissed about the lack of MMS support though, still a bit of a head-scratcher that one. Hopefully they'll add it soon!