Telus announced the HTC Desire earlier this week and teased its Canadian customers by providing all the details on this hot Android handset except the launch date and pricing. Thankfully, some sleuthing by various sources has uncovered both inventory and potentially pricing information that point to an imminent launch of this handset. Uncovered in the source code of the Telus’ landing page for the HTC Desire is pricing information that suggests the Desire may debut at $499.95 for a one year agreement, $399.95 for a two year agreement, and $299.95 for a three year agreement. Don’t gasp at the prices and shun the phone as these figures may be placeholders and the actual prices may be lower at launch. Also indicative of an imminent launch is the appearance of the Desire in Telus’ internal inventory system. Internally, the pricing is set to the default $999.99 and no launch date is visible; but the Desire’s appearance in this database is a good sign. In general, most handsets launch shortly after they hit which makes that rumored August launch date look plausible.
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