HTC Wildfire: an affordable Android phone for the Facebook generation

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Popping out of a press embargo rather more quickly than expected, the HTC Wildfire is a cute little brother to the Desire and aimed at a younger audience.

When a phone is aimed at a younger generation, it usually means two things: 1) it’s cheap; 2) it’s got some crazy hyperactive social networking interface.

The HTC Wildfire checks yes on both those fronts. Expected in UK store from July, prices haven’t been released yet, but we’re told it’s going to be “affordable”. Packed behind the HTC Sense interface are an array of social networks and messaging services that allow an integrated communication hub.

Select a contact to phone for example and their Facebook picture will pop up along with details of when their birthday is and status updates. Each contact viewed in HTC Wildfire’s address book includes a thread of recent communications with that person, including when you last spoke, recent text messages and emails, and social network updates. They call it a people-centred way to organise information.

Another feature expected to be big on the Wildfire is an app-sharing widget which will be native on the new phone, letting people share apps from the vast Android store with their friends.

The specs are similar to the Desire’s but cut a few corners to pull the price down. The Wildfire has a smaller screen: it’s 3.2 inch to the Desire’s 3.7, and it’s a standard QVGA rather than swish OLED. The Wildfire also has slower chipset and less memory.

It does run the latest version of Android though 2.1 and will update to the anticipated (and much faster) 2.2 when it comes out. See the Wildfire with the Desire below:

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Specs:
Android™ 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC Sense Memory
ROM: 512 MB flash
RAM: 384 MB
Dimensions: (LxWxT) 106.75 x 60.4 x 11.99mm
3.5mm audio jack
microUSB charging port
Camera: 5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus and LED flash
microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
Chipset: Qualcomm® MSM7225 528 MHz

Check the HTC site for updates

Anna Leach

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  • THIS ITEMS ARE FOR SALES AND THEY ARE ALL BRAND NEW, UNLOCKED WITH ALL THE COMPLETE ACCESSORIES IN THE ORIGINAL BOX, INTERESTED BUYER SHOULD CONTACT US THROUGH EMAIL AT: lib_mobile@live.com

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    HTC Wildfire Specifications:
    * Network: 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900;3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
    * Dimensions: 106.8 x 60.4 x 12 mm
    * Weight: 118 g
    * Type: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    * Size: 240 x 320 pixels, 3.2 inches
    * Internal Memory: 384 MB RAM; 512 MB ROM
    * Card slot: microSD, up to 32GB
    * 3G: HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
    * WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
    * Bluetooth: Yes v2.1 with A2DP
    * USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0
    * Primary Camera: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
    * OS: Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)
    * Colors: Black, Brown, White, Red
    * GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support
    * Battery: Standard battery, Li-Ion 1300 mAh

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    We offer prompt shipping from our Store, The product will arrive at your destination within 2 or 3 Days Via UPS/FedEx Courier Services.

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