Last Updated: Nov 27,2010
went to phones4u and carphone warehouse everywhere in london and they all sold out I want one
You can buy mine, provided I make a massive profit
Well, dont be so sad... I'm a proud owner of a Desire HD (which I pre-ordered on Amazon.co.uk back on the 11th of October) and I'm still waiting for it to be delivered. Since the Evo 4G was release in the US I have been following the "Desire HD saga" and dreamin about it, and I have to tell you that the wait is really killing me... But my patience has now improved so much due to this wait that I might as well convert myself to buddhism.
This is a very sought after phone at the moment, and there is a HUGE backlog of orders to be cleared. If you really want to own this phone what I would suggest is for you to place an order somewhere and then to be patient.
I ordered mine and Amazon and this morning at around 1pm I checked and the status was "In stock on the 15th November, order now"... When checking about 2h after the status had changed back to "Usually dispatched within 4 to 6 weeks".
What that would suggest is that someone cancelled their order with Amazon and there was place for someone to enter a order for the batch that they are expecting on the 15th November.
Maybe you can place an order with them and hope that someone else cancells, so that you can be taken up to that batch.
Also completely sold out on in Bristol and my hometown...
The bloke in Carphone warehouse told me there was a "stock issue". No shit.
He did say the whole company is getting 1600 between them sometime this week :/
Wonder if this is really unexpected demand or HTC not handing out enough stock to make the device look really sought after.
I always buy my phones from MobileFun in Brum. They always have stock before anyone else and usually are competitive. Had my Desire HD for two weeks now and generally pleased with it bar a few niggles.
I got mine next day from mobiles.co.uk 2 weeks ago when first released. I see now they charge for the phone on the package I got for free....
someone over at xda said that HTC have another problem with obtaining parts, and manufacturing defects now, and that they won't be able to ship any until December
Whoa, that's totally unsat!
Got a link? Is the source reliable?
Maybe they're doing something about the battery and sim cover problems, or proximity sensor problem possibly caused by a slight gap at top of the screen? In which case I'm more than happy to wait.
Just hoping here
Summary of Desire HD ship/realease dates - Page 192 - xda-developers
I can't be too sure how truthful he is, but i don't see why he would lie. He's waiting for confirmation so fingers crossed, everything will be alright and i'll have mine dispatched next week by Handtec.
I`ll be cancelling my O2 contract tomorrow so will have 30 days to get the DHD but everywhere seems to be awaiting stock. I`m always reluctant to go instore as the deals are never as good as online. Doesnt seem to matter this time though as no one has them anyway.
I might just place an order with buymobilephones.net and just pester them with calls and emails every day.
Well, I will consider most of what is being said over at xda as speculation rather than anything else.
The guy over at xda 1st says "There now are some sources that say that HTC has problems with getting some parts and that there are production errors. Because of this the delay is going to be until December".
Then he says "Well just was on the phone with the store I have the order. It will take at least three weeks in the Netherlands before the delivery is a bit better, but it could also take a lot longer. The most reasonable and explainable reason is that there are too many inconsistancies with the production and too many problems".
So, his 'some sources' is the store from where he ordered the phone?! Come on guys, let's be serious! I work for a big multi-national corporation supporting some of the biggest ISPs in the UK, I know very well how things work in such companies. Even if something was wrong at the production line over at HTC they would never release that information to the 'store guy'. I think they would probably first release a comunicate rather than calling the 'store guy' and telling him whatever.
All retailers are fighting for customers, specially at this time, so close to christmas. If one retailer says that they will deliver tomorrow then the other retailer obviously have to find excuses to keep their customers.
I read of people who cancelled with one retailer, took their order to someone else who was saying that delivers earlier just to receive an email a few minutes later informing of delays with the new retailer also. If you cancel your order with a retailer you will be loosing your place in the queue.
iPhone 4 also had delays when was first released... Remeber that?! And that phone was faulty! Or you guys will tell me that using a rubber band around that 'beauty' is now a technical resolution?!
The DHD is a phone that is not only being released ALLOVER Europe but also in Asia! This is a highly sought after device and unfortunately delays will definitely happen.
Not to rub it in or anything, but i'm loving mine, had it about a 3-4 weeks now. Let's just say it'll be worth the wait.
1st ordered with Amazon way back in Sept (ship 11 Oct), which got put back to mid-Nov. Ordered with Play as a backup, as they still said ship 19 Oct. That too got put back to mid-Nov, so went in-store to P4U the day it came out;
The whole stock issue is an interesting one.
It seems that HTC are still promising weekly delivery of stock, starting again next Tuesday and lots of retailers are basing their delivery estimates for customers on this.
If there isn't fresh stock next week as promised I think we're likely looking at a much longer delay.
what's the price?
Huge issues with GumMobile and this device as well.
Only difference is, Gum keeps telling people "they have shipped". Anyways, also still waiting on mine, and I PRE ORDERED on the 4th of October.
GUM Mobile are profiteering scum. Their prices change so often taking advantage of their claims of stock and demand in a shifty fashion.
I would never order anything from them.
They have it online with tesco on a couple of contracts.
Anyone know if they actually have any stock of the phone ?
I have a massive Tesco in my town and they say the DHD is 'coming soon'. Could be a different story online though. Mobiles.co.uk got stock today and they are showing up as in stock. Ordered mine from Phones4U today via their webshop over the phone. Bloke told me they have a constant supply coming in but they are also being sold almost constantly... He said they have stock now and Ill have mine in 3 - 5 days.
You'll get the phones in 3 -5 days because it in stock. Thats what T mobile told me. In other words they aren't in stock and are hoping to get it to you in 3-5 days. Surley if it's in stock you will have it next day.
Perhaps it's just me being sinicle with these providers!
Hope you are one of the lucky ones
why do i have a feeling HTC thought the desire Z was gonna be the bigger seller? Desire Z's in stock everywhere lol
i have not been to London
Really bad news... At least for me.
Just got this email from Amazon:
I feel like telling Amazon and HTC where to stick the phone up into!
I guess I will now be looking at other options, no way that I will wait another month. This is a good phone (no doubt about it), but there are so many good phones in the market our days.
Hmm. Sounds like Amazon are properly covering themselves against a (hopefully) worst case scenario as opposed to the likes of clove and handtec who just keep putting the dates back by a few days at a time.
When did you order? Interested to know roughly where you might be in 'the queue'....
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