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HTC Wildfire Announced For Europe and Asia In Q3

Douglas Carter
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Engadget posted a story today about HTC's newest creation to be announced, the HTC Wildfire. SmartphoneArea, a German smartphone website which was Endgadget's source, released a story about a press conference conducted by HTC for their new Wildfire Android handset. It sure looks the part with it's available red color scheme.

The phone is touted by many (such as AndroidCentral and EuroDroid) as a miniature version of the HTC Desire. Looking at the picture, it is not hard to imagine. The phone was designed as a more affordable Android phone for individuals with social networking as a high priority in their phone purchase.

Here are some of the specs from Phandroid's and Engadget's coverage on the story:

  • 528MHz Qualcomm MSM 7225 CPU
  • 5MP camera with LED flash
  • 3.2" touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 512MB ROM
  • 384 MB RAM
  • Android 2.1
  • 1300mAh battery

For some of the software features that make the phone special, have a look at these excerpts from the HTC press release on EuroDroid:

Thanks to a new app sharing widget, HTC Wildfire enables you to recommend an application by email, text message or over social networks. Your friends will receive a link allowing them to find the application on the Android Market with a single click and download it to their phone.

Florian Seiche continued, “We understand that people need a better way to navigate their way through the tens of thousands of applications that are currently available on the Android Market. In fact, our own independent research found that consumers are not only hungry for the latest and most popular applications that their friends are using, they want an easier way to find and download them. For the first time ever, you can recommend the newest and coolest apps to a friend or group of friends with HTC Wildfire. With so many applications to choose from, there’s a world of content to discover and pass along to your friends.”

The new HTC Wildfire will be broadly available to customers across major European and Asian markets from Q3 2010.

Head on over to Engadget to look at their video of the new phone which aims to take on the Kindle as a phone for, as Phandroid puts it, aims "to snatch up some young first-time smartphone buyers" when it does get released.

Other Sources: AndroidCentral, EuroDroid, Phandroid, SmartphoneArea

Image from Phandroid

 

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  • Chris H. May 18, 2010 Link

    Tattoo reloaded or Desire light?
    The design is nice and will probably attract a lot of woman. However, the resolution of the screen will cause the market to hide a lot of apps.
    But when more of these QVGA res. phones are sold, developers might be willing to make them work on "low res" mobiles as well.

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  • Douglas Carter May 18, 2010 Link

    Some of the other articles do refer to it as the second take on the Tattoo. I am in agreement about the displays and developers. However, for my next phone, I'll let others be the ones who spur the developers, as I want a big resolution =)

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  • Vincent Vega Aug 19, 2010 Link

    Is it true that the HTC Wildfire has an amoled screen and that it improves battery life a lot? On this site http://www.kpn.com/mobiel/alle-telefoons/HTC-Wildfire-White.prod?default=true&sku=966444 it says it does but on other sites about the Wildfire I can’t find find any info on that.. And how is it possible that they’re using Swipe for texting, this is a technology by Samsung right? Anyways I do really like this phone, especially the automatic ringtone silencer(?) That really does the trick for me ;)

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  • Douglas Carter Aug 19, 2010 Link

    Well, Swype was originally featured on Samsung phones, but it is a separate company from Samsung. The phone appears to have a TFT LCD display, according to the Wikipedia article. HTC had a lot of trouble getting AMOLED displays, specifically from Samsung, so they switched a lot of phone's displays to LCD because of shortages with AMOLED.

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