Thanks - ebay to the rescue: case found and bought!
Thanks to everyone who made suggestions.
I finally went for a neat silicone skin on ebay.
Nonetheless it's still frustrating to have to work "so hard" to find accessories for HTC devices.
I know it's not everything but I can't help thinking that Apple have focussed on cultivating a few trusted partners who always seem to release quality (and quantity) accessories whenever a new device is released. It means that generally Apple owners (new and old) can enjoy the whole experience of phone/tablet, case, etc at the same time.
I would suggest that this lends itself to a feeling that the whole world is Apple when they release something.
Here endeth the psalm
: Well a little under 1 month after purchase, the gel case is losing shape and barely protecting my phone. Disappointed really - I'd hoped to get a t least 12 months out of the case...
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got - Einstein