3 always customise the handsets they bring to market with Favourites, Planet3, Skype and Windows Live Messenger. However in this case, they have decided to firstly range the Desire without this customisation in order to get it out to customers as soon as possible. Sylvia Chind from 3:
“This is the non-3 branded version of the phone. Once again, based on your comments on the blog, we’ve decided to launch this version. You’re making us revisit the way we do business.”
This move has been positively received by consumers waiting anxiously to get their hands on the HTC Desire.
However, this commenter goes on to replicate the view of quite a few on the blog, concerning the lack of flexibility on the tariff choices with the phone at the moment.
If you do opt to buy the generic version of this phone, all the special 3 features will still be available to download yourself onto it, so no one will go without.