The HTC Wildfire has just been announced and this little gem of an Android phone is essentially a mini HTC Desire – our best selling and favourite phone at the moment.
At just 13mm shorter than the Desire and with a lower resolution screen (240×320), the Wildfire should offer outstanding value for money. It runs on Android 2.1 and it has the flexibility to download new apps from the exer growing Android Market with Apps such as Google Sky, Google Goggles and the great FREE Google Sat Nav. Internet access is as quick as it can be on a mobile with the Wildfire packing in HSDPA and the optical trackpad coupled with HTC Sense offers a really complete user experience whether using the 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen in landscape or portrait mode.
The 5 megapixel camera has auto-focus, smile detection and an LED flash. Staying connected with your contacts has never been easier with the Wildfire. Texts, emails and instant messages can all be displayed in a chat-like, continuous view via HTC’s great Friendstream and Sense Apps. The Wildfire will also stream wall updates from Facebook, Flickr and Twitter to ensure you stay up to date with the gossip wherever you may go.
A new feature for the Wildfire is the ability to rate and share downloaded apps with your contacts, which is a great idea. Internal memory can be expanded up to 32GB with a microSD card. Built-in applications include Google Search, YouTube, Picasa, Gmail, Gtalk and Google Maps. A variety of connectivity options comprise of quad-band roaming for use overseas, Wi-Fi for hotspot locations and GPS for guided navigation. The HTC Wildfire is a compact (107 x 60 x 12mm) user friendly smartphone that will continue to evolve as new applications are released.