After an HTC Legend, the Android 2.1-based handset that's the manufacturer's follow up to the well-regarded Hero? You're going to have to get it from Vodafone, and if you want to one of the first to lay your mitts on it when it arrives on 2 April, you'll have to put your order in early. Which you can now do, Vodafone said today …
Is there any reason at all not to just wait for the HTC Desire?
Not really, unless you think the Legend's a better looking device. Everything else about it is inferior.
I guess that also depends on which operator has a monopoly on that device.
None of them - every UK operator is getting the Desire.
Not rocket science
Because you might want a less expensive phone? Or a phone that will actually fit in your pocket?
these will be infected by a virus as well?
Wonder what Android OS it will ship with
Vodafone do not currently have any Android phones that support anything higher than 1.6 (officially) so fingers crossed they might actually sign off on 2.0 (0 or 2.1! and ship this device with it.
They are decidedly slow in the firmware upgrading dept.
The Legend (like the Desire) is an Android 2.1 device. Vodafone don't have any choice but to make any proprietary changes they want to make to Android 2.1, then release it with that. It's not feasible to stuff a version of 1.6 onto a device designed for 2.1.
When the next Android version is released, that's a different matter. HTC or Vodafone might take their time to release an update specifically for this handset, in which case your only other option would be to root the device and install a hacked ROM (at your own risk).
Vodafone customer review
How come if you can pre order the Legend, there is already a CUSTOMER review on the site saying how wonderful Vodafone 360 is?
Is it only me that is a bit suspicious about their customer reviews now??
Still want one thought