The HTC Desire is to get Android ver. 2.3 (Gingerbread) by the end of this month.

The upgrade to Gingerbread has not been possible with the Desire due to its internal memory limitations. However, HTC decided to go ahead with the upgrade after much consternation. As a result, the Desire will be getting an upgrade to Gingerbread without incorporating Sense UI. So, it is highly possible that the HTC Desire will be running pure Gingerbread.

Owning a HTC Desire may not be too bad a proposition after all. A definitive judgement on the upgrade will only be possible at the end of the month.

Source: CNET UK