Another day, another Android arrives at Vodafone. The mobile carrier has announced pricing details of the HTC Desire Z, hot on the heels of the Samsung Nexus S release this week.
In a blog post Wednesday Vodafone announced the HTC Desire Z “the cousin to the hugely successful Desire HD” is now available exclusively.
Unlike most of HTC’s Android handsets, the Desire Z features a slide out QWERTY keyboard.
Other features include a 3.7-inch touch screen and 5.0 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording.
The Desire Z ships with Android 2.2 “Froyo” with HTC’s Sense user interface.
Earlier this month Vodafone announced it would bring the Desire Z to Australia as part of an exclusive agreement with HTC.
The Desire Z is available on 12 or 24 month contracts with plans starting from $29 per month and handset repayments from $15 per month.
A handset payment of $5 per month is available with the $49 cap plan or the Desire Z is free on all $69 plans and above.
With the Nexus S announcement this week, Vodafone now has 10 Android-based handsets in its range.
HTC will release an Android 2.3 Gingerbread update before mid-year for the Desire, Desire HD and Desire Z handsets.
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