HTC's new Wildfire S, which follows last year's launched HTC Wildfire, is HTC's latest entry-level Android smartphone. Running Android 2.3/Gingerbread and HTC Sense 2.1, the Wildfire S is powered by a Qualcomm CPU at 600 MHz. It supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA (up to 7.2 Mbps) but lacks HSUPA. Furthermore, it features Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi b/g/n, aGPS and an FM radio. The device comes with a quite small 3.2" touchscreen which only supports HVGA (320 x 480 pixel) which is nevertheless a major improvement to the Wildfire's QVGA screen. However, the camera wasn't changed and is still a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with supporting LED flash.
The HTC Wildfire S comes with 512 MB of RAM and 512 MB of ROM which can be expanded with microSD memory cards up to 32 GB. Being one of the smaller Android devices, the Wildfire S measures 101.3 x 59.4 x 12.4 mm and weights 105 grams - including the 1230 mAh Li-ion battery.
Supporting all Google Mobile and Android services, the Wildfire S comes with HTC's own user interface called HTC Sense. Also typical for an HTC Android smartphone, the Wildfire S also features touch sensitive menu keys under the screen as well as the device sports a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack and the nowadays typical micro USB port for charging and synchronization.
The HTC Wildfire S is now available in three different colors, black silver/white and purple (pictured above). The suggested retail price without a contract is 279 Euro but many online shops are offering it cheaper.
Cheers ~ Arne