By Stephen Schenck | April 13, 2011 11:41 AM
When HTC announced the Sensation yesterday, we learned that the smartphone would be launching exclusively on T-Mobile in the US (as the Sensation 4G) and on Vodafone in Europe. While that T-Mobile arrangement should continue to last, other carriers will quickly gain access to the phone throughout Europe. In the UK alone, Orange, Three, and T-Mobile will reportedly start offering the Sensation in the weeks following the Vodafone launch.
Vodafone’s first dibs on the Sensation start with the phone’s first retail availability this May. Pocket-lint has learned from sources within Orange and T-Mobile that those two carriers will follow suit in June. The next UK provider to get its hands on the HTC Sensation will likely be Three, which offered the less specific release target of sometime this summer.
There are no hard dates available for when the Android phone will appear on any of these networks, but that may change soon, as Pocket-lint is pressing its source within Orange for details on not just when you’ll be able to pick up an HTC Sensation, but how much you’ll have to shell out for it. Considering how it’s just a matter of weeks until the Vodafone launch, let alone the feeding frenzy it will become once the Sensation is available from so many other sources, we expect to see pre-orders open sooner rather than later, which should give us another opportunity to learn more about the smartphone’s price and availability.