HTC Desire was back in stock at Orange, between the hours of 4.00am and 9.58am

We’ve just received in interesting message from a reader, who received an email from Orange at 4.00am about its ‘Black Edition’ HTC Desire saying “Your product is back in stock”. Hooray!

But it’s already sold out again. Who on earth buys mobile phones on the internet between the hours of 4.00am and 9.58am? Here’s the email for the purposes of full disclosure:

“Received this email at 4am this morning (UK time) saying there were HTC Desires in black back in stock on the Orange website, but have looked and they have already sold out. More proof if needed that the HTC Desire is proving to be very popular!”

htc desire out of stock

What is HTC using to ship these over from Taiwan? Shoeboxes? Thanks to “Bristolboy” for the email.

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  1. Just has an update from ( which basically says that they are hoping to deliver phones soon on a first come first served basis but those ordered on Three are going to get theirs in the first week of June! The other networks are just as bad – all are out of stock! No wonder everyone has put prices up!

  2. Gary C

     /  May 18, 2010

    Ha, don’t worry, I’m sure HTC has a jiffy bag with another three or four Desires in it currently winging its way into Europe :)

  3. Jay S

     /  May 18, 2010

    The Htc was available from 7.30pm last night on Orange, as I phoned them and got hold of one which is being delivered tomorrow. For some reason the email notification always arrives at 4am. I have received it twice now over last 2 weeks, before I finally got one by regularly checking the website and not relying on an email !!

  4. M

     /  May 18, 2010

    @Jay S…It was available from around 4.30pm – thats when I ordered mine online – hopefully will get it delivered tomorrow. I looked at the website again around 10pm – was still in stock at this time, and did get the email at 4am (because I had signed upto that feature that notifies you when its in stock). Lucky I was on the lookout!

  5. Jay S

     /  May 19, 2010

    Just received mine. Deal from Orange, £20 a month, phone is free, 1200 texts, unlimited internet (500MB), unlimited email, 400 mobile mins, unlimited landline, 100 photo messaging free.

  6. Josh

     /  May 20, 2010

    Jay, was that on retentions? Im on 02 and want a desire, but their deals are rubbish, so I am going to switch to orange with the desire. Is

  7. Adam

     /  May 21, 2010

    I just spoke to, I was told that on T-mobile they have only process orders up to those place on the 24th of April!!! I’ll probably have to wait til 1st week of June.

  8. Gary C

     /  May 21, 2010

    Jesus, that’s unbelievable. HTC ought to stop announcing new phones until it can bloody make all the old ones properly.

  9. Yikes Adam that is late. Have had a mate who ordered mid April for a Desire and is yet to receive – they have been told next week as well!

    As for the delay, I am assuming that it is similar to the problem with the HTC Incredible in America. HTC can apparently make more phones, if only they had the hi-tech screens which are manufactured by Samsung. I wonder if the Wildfire will be immune to this due to having a different screen?

  10. Adrian

     /  August 13, 2010

    Back in the ‘out of stock’ category!! Sod’s laws, due for upgarde next week.

  11. Rob

     /  August 18, 2010

    Wish i would come back in stock, do they not sell the standard version?

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