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HTC unveils personalised phone cover service

HTC's new Tattoo service... for the Tattoo
HTC's new Tattoo service... for the Tattoo

HTC has announced its new personalisation service for the new Tattoo phone, which is now available to buy from Vodafone.

The new portal allows users to upload their new design to the website, or choose from a selection of popular shapes and colours. has just gone live, and brings back the Nokia days or XpressOn covers, where you could head down the market and buy a phone cover with your favourite cartoon character.

HTC tattoo designs

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If you want a pre-designed cover, it will cost you €12 (£11.20) and if you're feeling a little bit more creative you can pay the princely sum of €15 (£14) and get your own made up, with the designs appearing at your door in 14 days.

The HTC Tattoo is the company's next Android offering with the Sense UI, and is a little cheaper than its bigger brothers at £35 a month on an 18 month deal.

HTC tattoo

However, it's nowhere near the cost of the T-Mobile Pulse, which has managed to be the first budget Android phone, coming on PAYG for just £180.

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.