For those of you looking to buy an HTC 8X SIM free in the UK, you’ll be pleased to know that the device is coming back into stock with new California Blue devices expected today and Black expected to return in the next 48 hours.

Unfortunately there is no word on a release date for the Red and Limelight yellow versions, which are like rare Pokemon, evidently. As soon as we hear they’re in stock we’ll let you know.

Expansys passed on to us that HTC’s new Windows Phone is commanding high interest, leading to some shortages:

“We’ve had huge interest in the 8X since it came into stock at the end of last week. So much so that we have sold out of our first batch of Blue versions.”

That’s good news for HTC and Microsoft as we’re starting to get the impression that these next-gen devices, including the coveted Lumia 920, are being well received. We’ll have to wait a few more weeks but hopefully we’ll begin to see these on the streets in people’s hands en masse.