Pre-orders for Google’s new Android-based smartphone have been three times the level anticipated by network operator T-Mobile who is selling the phones. 1.5 million people have already placed an order for the handset, which is soon to be released.

T-Mobile originally placed an order for just 500,000 handsets with handset maker HTC.

‘Supplies are limited’, the T-Mobile website says, ’so order yours today.’

When is the official release date?

The official release date for the U12 Life was in October, although pre-orders made earlier in the month are unlikely to be delivered until November 10th.

In an effort to give out the handsets as fairly as possible, T-Mobile will be prioritising orders from people who are already T-Mobile customers.

The network operator says this is a ’special thanks’ for customer loyalty. The U12 smartphone costs £699 at T-Mobile.

The change to trial Google’s new Android operating system is the phone’s main selling point.

Additional features include touch-screen interaction, 4G and Wi-Fi connectivity, a big megapixel camera, full QWERTY keyboard, video playback and onboard web browser.

The Most Common HTC Problems

  • Battery takes more than 8 hours to fully charge

Many users have this issue and they find even charging overnight isn’t solving the problem.

Through research, it seems that this is the first component to go wrong and just after a few months. If you find you have this problem, we recommend visiting Square Repair in Liverpool Street, London. They have years of experience dealing with a whole range of phones, including HTC, iPhone’s and Google devices. Click here for other common smartphone problems.