Snapshot by Todd Haselton on Monday May 17, 2010.
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Today HTC announced the Wildfire, a new low-cost Android 2.1 smartphone.
The phone sports a 3.2-inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen display, a 5 megapixel camera, and is powered by a 525-MHz Qualcomm MSM7225 processor. WiFi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity as well as aGPS are included. There's also 512MB of RAM and 384MB of ROM under the hood, as well as a 1300mAh battery that HTC says is good for up to 7.3 hours of talk time.
The 106.5mm x 60.4mm x 11.99mm (4.2in x 2.3in x 0.5in) Wildfire runs a slightly updated HTC's Sense user interface. Sense now includes your contact's Facebook profile photo and latest update when they call, and if your friend has an upcoming birthday, it will remind you of that, too.
HTC also included a new widget on the homescreen that lets you share applications with friends. Once shared, your friend will be sent a link to download the app from Android's Marketplace.
The HTC Wildfire is expected to be available across European and Asian markets in Q3 2010.
|Specifications for the HTC Wildfire|
|Operating System||Android 2.1 (Eclair)|
UMTS 900/2100MHz or 850/2100MHz
|Size||106.5mm x 60.4mm x 11.99mm (4.2in x 2.3in x 0.5in)|
|Battery Life||Up to 7.3 hours talk time|
|Up to 20 days standby time|
|Main Display||3.2-inch QVGA capacitive AMOLED touchscreen|
|Camera||5.0 megapixel with auto-focus and LED flash|
|Memory||512/384MB, microSD card up to 32GB|
|Availability||Manufacturer estimates Q3 2010|
|Other||aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, HTC Sense, Music player, web browser|
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