Amazon has pulled a fast one ahead of an official release and put up 1 April launch dates for the Desire and Legend and 14 April for the HD Mini. This is a few weeks later than we had hoped for, but you may need this extra time.
Why? Sadly because the RRPs are hefty. Amazon lists the HD Mini at a sizeable £369, the beautifully made Legend at £399 and the stunning Desire at a massive £528. This doesn't bode well when you consider a Nexus One - virtually the same as a Desire, minus the Sense UI - comes in at just £349. This is a substantial saving, even allowing for a large import tax.
Consequently you may want to have a re-read of my Desire, Legend and HD Mini guides before making a decision to go sim free. On the other hand, if subsidies are generous then perhaps those imposing 18 and 24 month contracts may not prove so scary after all...