Orange will sell a black version of the HTC Desire the company has confirmed although customers wanting it will have to wait until the end of April.

"Yes we will be ranging the HTC Desire from early April...and an exclusive Black Edition from end of April too...tempted?" were the words from Orange's UK PR manager on Twitter on Monday as the UK gears-up to go Desire mad.

The news comes as T-Mobile struggles to fulfil its orders to UK customers with some reportedly getting their pre-orders over the weekend, while others have been told they will have to wait until possibly after Easter before being able to make a phone call on the new flagship HTC model that sports Android 2.1.

We are trying to ascertain from Orange when early April is.