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OFFICIAL: HTC announces the HTC Wildfire Android Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 17.05.10 - 14:28:03 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 25122x
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Today, HTC officially announced the HTC Wildfire, HTC's next Android smartphone which leaked earlier this year as the HTC Buzz. Following the design language of the HTC Desire, the HTC Wildfire is an entry level smartphpne and the follower of the HTC Tattoo. Running on Android 2.1, the HTC Wildfire is powered by a Qualcomm MSM7225-1 CPU at 528 MHz and supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA at either 900/2100 MHz, 1700/2100 MHz or 850/2100 MHz. Furthermore, the HTC Wildfire supports Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi b/g and GPS/aGPS. The 3.2" capacitive touchscreen features a pretty narrowed QVGA (320 x 240) screen resolution but the autofocus camera supports 5 megapixel and comes with a supporting flash LED.

The Wildfire comes with 512 MB ROM and 384 MB RAM which can be expanded with microSD memory cards. For smartphones typical are the 3.5 mm stereo headset jack and the micro USB port.

Also typical for HTC smartphones is that the HTC Wildfire comes with HTC Sense on top of the Android operating system. And while this HTC Sense version isn't anything different to the versions used on the HTC Desire or HTC Legend, HTC has added a feature called HTC Share which allows to recommend Android Market applications via E-Mail, SMS or social media services.

The HTC Wildfire will be available from June across Europe and since HTC will address the generation "always connected" between 16 and 29, it will comes in four different colors (country dependent) and also the price is quite attractive. In Germany, Austria and Switzerland it will retail for 279 Euro (without a contract). For Germany, E-Plus and Vodafone were confirmed as carrier partners.

Cheers ~ Arne

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