A very smart phone - HTC Legend arrives next week
The HTC juggernaut keeps on rolling; the HTC Legend is now on pre-order from Vodafone for delivery next Tuesday. That means the handset beats Google's Nexus One to the UK market, though its launch may be consumed in the Apple hysteria due to descend this weekend.
Tariffs for the Legend start from £25; if you order online, then £30 per month on a two year contract will get you a very reasonable 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data - it looks like data limits are going to become the norm in an attempt to manage demand.
It leaves Google fans scratching their heads a little longer - when will the Nexus One be announced? While the handset has been available in the US since January, UK fans have had to import it; it's possible that Google are watching for the announcement of the iPad's release in the UK before setting a date. While the two devices are chalk and cheese, the brands occupy similar space in the consumer mindset, and Google won't win in a PR pissing fight with Apple.