Orange offers HTC Desire sequel

Gingerbread confection available with Orange icing

Orange will be offering HTC's Desire S smartphone any day now, the network operator said today.

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread-running handset - which Reg Hardware reviewed this week - will be available on a range of pay-monthly plans. The phone costs nothing if it's acquired alongside a £35-a-month or pricier package.

HTC Desire S

The Desire S is equipped with a 3.7in touchscreen display, 5Mp camera on the back, 1GB of memory and a slot for the bundled 8GB Micro SD card.

Orange has pre-loaded the handset with its Mail and Maps apps.

The HTC Desire S will be available from Orange shops and the Orange website. ®

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