HTC Wildfire is like the Desire, but won't break the bank

HTC Wildfire is like the Desire, but won't break the bank
Back in the middle of April, HTC posted a question on their Facebook page, asking their friends to vote for the name of a handset they are working on. The possible options were Jovi, Zeal, Wildfire and Festi. Well, it seems like the majority of people have voted for "Wildfire", as the renowned smartphone manufacturer has now announced a brand new Android phone, called the HTC Wildfire.

If you liked the powerful HTC Desire, but considered it too big, or too expensive, then you'll probably fall in love with the HTC Wildfire, as is it introduced as a more compact and budget-friendly version of the above-mentioned Android powerhouse. Of course, the Wildfire is also running Android, while on top it still has the company's Sense UI with seven home screen pages, social network integration and so on. What is going to make its debut in the HTC Wildfire is the new app-sharing widget, which will allow users to recommend apps that they like to their friends via various ways like email, text or social networks.

On the hardware side of things, the HTC Wildfire won't be as spectacular as the Desire, but then again, it isn't meant to be. It will sport a 3.2-inch QVGA capacitive display, 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, 3.5mm jack and microSD memory expansion. The processor inside will be a 528MHz Qualcomm one, which will provide some passable performance, we suppose.

The HTC Wildfire will arrive at European and Asian stores in Q3 at a still unannounced price, but we hope it would be truly affordable.

HTC Wildfire Specifications

UPDATE: You can check out the promo video below!

source: HTC via UnwiredView



1. ostranderterry

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

that's not too bad - wish the screen was a little bigger though - of course I'm the type that will save up and buy the phone that I want anyway

2. fsjon

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

It's like the android version of the HTC HD mini...

3. vinsterdamus

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 20, 2010

the cpu is a little weak for this time a year. the 528 mhz cpu is used for almost 3 years now so it's not a real powerhouse like a snapdragon or a omap3 chipset. looks ok though but the htc legend is far better so i would go for that one in the price range

4. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

528mhz is still faster than a I Phone, so that shouldnt be much of an issue for most users as it will seem faster than a crapple device which is a majority of peoples' device for comparison. I think HTC is slowly but surely putting a good strangle hold on the Smartphone market and it is impressive to watch them grow and expand so quickly,

5. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

I thought iPHone 3GS uses 600 MHz, correct me if I were wrong. This is a "cheaper" version of the desire / incredible (GSM version), so of course weaker spec is expected. These cheaper specced phone should come with more color selections to attract wider user groups imo.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

New iphone will be 1Ghz, so yeah, the processor IS behind the times - a company should not put out a new phone with a sub-par processor - I am surprised at HTC. But, this is being done probably for the sake of profit.

7. TechBlue

Posts: 81; Member since: May 06, 2010

why wait for this phone to come out when you can get the HTC hero out now

8. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Maybe some ppl, like me, did not think Sprint Hero was a good looking device. Also, some ppl dont use sprint at their area. The optical tracker is way cooler than tracker ball on a Hero imo.

10. immabee

Posts: 3; Member since: May 19, 2010

exactly. plus this looks better than the hero

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

PHONEARENA, the '+' and '-' things has got to go. Your readers do not have a clue on how to use it, lol......

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