It’s been a long time coming for the Pyramid/Sensation hasn’t it? Here’s the timeline of how this all unfolded:
- March 16 – Spotted on Telstra’s Internal System
- March 17 – We hear HTC will do a revamp with Dual-Core mid-year
- May 18 – We hear the Sensation, Wildfire S and Desire S will come to Telstra (they all did, by the way)
- June 24 – We spot the HTC Sensation on Telstra’s Expressions of Interest page before it disappears
- June 27 – Telstra begin teasing an announcement for the Sensation
- June 29 – We’re leaked the release date and pricing of the Sensation
- July 10 – The build.prop for the Sensation on Telstra is leaked confirming it will support HD Voice
- July 12 – The HTC Sensation from Telstra goes on sale
That last dot point sums up this post. The HTC Sensation is now available from all your favourite Telstra stores for $0 on the $79 Freedom Connect Plan (which is the price we reported) and outright — at least online — for $792, which is far more than the $699 that MobiCity is offering for the NextG specific HTC Sensation and has none of the Telstra bloatware. For those who can remember the launch of the HTC Desire on Telstra, it was on sale outright for $779, so for $13 more and over a year later you can get a massive boost in specs ;).
We were a fan of the HTC Sensation when we reviewed it, though we don’t feel it’s for the tech-savvy user instead the whole Ausdroid Team (except Matty) recommends the Galaxy S II. Either way, head into your local Telstra store to check it out for yourself.