three logoThree have announced they now have the HTC Desire S available to order, which was first announced back at Mobile World Congress. We had an initial hands on back in early March and felt it was a very solid device if only a somewhat incremental upgrade from the original Desire.

The Desire S is the upgraded version of the original HTC Desire with Qualcomm’s new 1GHz Snapdragon™ MSM8255 processor. The rear camera is still the same 5 megapixel spec, but the new front-facing camera (1.3MP) is an improvement. There is 768MB of RAM  and a 1450mAh battery and the version we had is running Android 2.3.2 although at MWC2011 HTC indicated the shipping versions would come with Android 2.4.

Using HTC’s now signature unibody, built from a single piece of aluminium with plastic for the aerial and battery covers the phone feels solid in your hand and although it retains the same 3.7-inch touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution and similar dimensions, thanks to its new curves it feels smaller and lighter than the original desire:

The new ‘S’ ranges from HTC do bring access to the new HTC Sense web portal bringing Find My Phone and remote device configuration which will be of benefit to some people – see our review of it here. The Three promotional video is below: