Through its Twitter channel, Vodafone UK today announced that it will carry HTC's upcoming Android smartphones - the HTC Desire and the HTC Legend - from April. While it was announced during the recent Mobile World Congress, that Vodafone will be HTC's European partner for the HTC Legend, it's somewhat curious that Vodafone will also sport the HTC Desire. Basically, the HTC Desire is identically to Google's Nexus One, which was introduced in January and during Google's press conference, Vodafone was announced as one of the European partners which will launch the Nexus One later this Spring in Europe. As a matter of fact it means that you will get both HTC Bravo versions from Vodafone UK.
While the Google Nexus One will feature a vanilla version of Android 2.1 aka Eclair, without any carrier related extensions, it can be expected that the HTC Desire, which sports HTC's Sense UI, will also feature the Vodafone 360 service. At least it was said in Barcelona, that the HTC Desire will feature Vodafone 360 - on top of the Android OS.
It's yet not announced if other Vodafone operations across Europe will also carry all three Android smartphones or if selected chosen only.
Cheers ~ Arne