Is the HTC Desire to be discontinued?

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The original HTC Desire may be entering the last stages of its shelf life. A new report from online retailers Clove seems to suggest that HTC are no longer producing the handset that put the Taiwanese company on the map as an Android smartphone manufacturer to be reckoned with.

“We have been informed that no more [HTC Desires] will be coming in to the UK,” reads the Clove blog, who are urging their customers to “pick up a piece of history” by grabbing one of the last remaining handsets.

Now superceded by the Desire S, it looks as though the original Desire may be finally putting it’s feet up in the ever-more-populated smartphone retirement home.

But at least we’ll always have the memories; packing in a remarkable-for-its-day 1GHz processor, its superb 3.7 inch touchscreen married with the HTC Sense UI made it a joy to use.

What’s even more remarkable is that it’s already reaching the end of its life at all; the news comes just 16 short months after the handset was first revealed at MWC 2010.

Gerald Lynch