When you’ve got a winning formula, stick with it, and that’s exactly what HTC is doing with the Desire S. This evening our friends over at MobiCity announced that they have received stock and shipping is go, for a reasonable $699. What this also means is that Telstra, who are picking up the Desire S, should make an announcement on a NextG variant’s availability and pricing very soon. If it’s anything like the launch of the original HTC Desire that was announced almost exactly a year ago, it will be on ~$60/mo plan and have an outright price of below $700.

As for the Desire S itself, you can think of it as the thinner, faster, more attractive version of the original Desire. It’s a whole 5 grams lighter, slightly smaller, has the same 3.7″ Super LCD display, but it does have a faster 1GHz Snapdragon CPU and GPU as well as a HSPA+ 3G connection. For all your comparison needs, head over to GSMArena. Oh yeah, Chris will be reviewing this sometime next week :)

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