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HTC Wildfire Android 2.1 smartphone with updated Sense UI announced

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)
Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
UMTS 900/2100MHz or 850/2100MHz
Size 106.5mm x 60.4mm x 11.99mm (4.2in x 2.3in x 0.5in)
Weight N/A
Battery 1300mAh
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
Video Record/Playback
Messaging SMS/MMS/IM
Email Gmail/IMAP4/POP3/SMTP
Bluetooth v2.1+EDR
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


appdev23453 @ 10:01:33AM EDT on Monday May 17, 2010

Just read about Android updating the Droid site. Honestly, I never use them for apps as there are better marketplaces out there like RawApps. Even AppBrain is okay (very sloppy tho) in comparison to the actual Android market. Very sad!

randy @ 10:08:17PM EDT on Monday September 20, 2010

nice phone, UMTS 900/2100 is standard but 850/2100 is not Europe, Tmobile-USA or att either. Is this a rom/Radio update or how does this work. Very interested in this technical detail

kg/ kgaugelo @ 7:37:46AM EST on Saturday November 13, 2010

Does htc wildfire have 3G.

hamid @ 1:18:12PM EST on Saturday November 13, 2010

Ilove all models af htc cell phones .thanks

jue @ 11:03:14PM EST on Thursday January 6, 2011

nice hp...but..have radio or not?

jjc @ 8:05:12AM EDT on Tuesday June 7, 2011

Awesome phone,don't ruin it by updating to the 2.2(Froyo) software, its really slow compared to the other even if you do get wi-fi hotspot. All in all a great little smartphone thats great for texting, im's etc.

Khurram Shahzad @ 11:44:19PM EST on Tuesday November 8, 2011

What's The Price Of htc Wildffire Please

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Todd Haselton
Todd is a senior editor at MobileBurn and works out of his home in New York City. He covers news for us and also writes reviews. You can follow him on Twitter at @RoboTodd

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