HTC Desire S and Wildfire S

Exciting times for Android lovers down under. The HTC Desire S is going on sale on May 31 and the HTC Wildfire S is going on sale July 19, exclusively on Telstra. Says Ben Hodgson, Country Manager for HTC Australia and New Zealand:

Australians are displaying an incredible appetite for adopting smartphones. HTC is committed to offering strong alternatives to Australian consumers looking for a smartphone to suit their individual lifestyles. The HTC Desire S hits the sweet spot for people who want a premium Android smartphone experience. The HTC Wildfire S is affordable and compact without compromising the quality consumers have come to expect from HTC.

Full PR is after the break.

Source: HTC

HTC DELIVERS PREMIUM STYLE, POWER AND SPEED WITH THE HTC DESIRE S & HTC WILDFIRE S EXCLUSIVE TO TELSTRA

Sydney, Australia – May 25, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today unveiled the HTC Desire S and HTC Wildfire S, available exclusively on the Telstra Next G® network.

“Australians are displaying an incredible appetite for adopting smartphones. HTC is committed to offering strong alternatives to Australian consumers looking for a smartphone to suit their individual lifestyles,” said Ben Hodgson, Country Manager, HTC Australia and New Zealand. “The HTC Desire S hits the sweet spot for people who want a premium Android smartphone experience. The HTC Wildfire S is affordable and compact without compromising the quality consumers have come to expect from HTC.”

“The original HTC Desire was a huge hit with our customers and helped usher in Australia’s interest in Android-powered phones,” said Andrew Volard, Director Telstra Mobile Products. “So it’s only fitting we’ve teamed up with HTC to launch the HTC Desire S – our first smartphone to run the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Our customers will love the way the HTC Desire S brings the web and apps alive in a design that stays true to the original Desire’s winning combination of performance and personalisation. We’re equally pleased to bring the affordable and compact Wildfire S to our customers. It’s tailored especially for our younger customers with strong social networking features and lots of entertainment options including Mobile FOXTEL from Telstra.”

HTC Desire S

As a successor to the popular, award-winning HTC Desire, the new HTC Desire S blends together cutting edge display and design. The device is sculpted out of a single block of aluminium making it feel solid and natural in your hand through a slimmer unibody design. With Qualcomm’s new 1GHz 8255 Snapdragon processor, the HTC Desire S offers snappy performance and power while its 3.7-inch WVGA display presents multimedia content brilliantly. HTC Desire S also comes with front and back cameras supporting video chat and High Definition video recording respectively.

HTC Wildfire S

Building on the popularity of HTC Wildfire, the HTC Wildfire S is a compact but powerful device, featuring a 3.2 inch touch screen and a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash. The
HTC Wildfire S enables people to build and establish connections and friendships through an easy Facebook® share experience, Friend Stream (which groups all your friends’ social network updates together) and an intuitive caller ID displaying name, number and vital information including birthday reminders.

HTC Desire S Key Features:

  • Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread) with HTC Sense™
  • Super fast 1GHz processor
  • 5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus and power LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Virtual surround sound via SRS WOW HD™
  • 130 grams (4.59 ounces) with battery
  • Display screen of 3.7-inch touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution
  • microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • HTC Wildfire S Key Features:
  • Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread) with HTC Sense™
  • 600 MHz processor
  • 5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus and flash
  • microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • 3.2-inch touch screen with 320 x 480 resolution
  • 105 grams (3.7 ounces) with battery
  • G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor

Availability

The HTC Desire S will be available from May 31, 2011. It can be purchased on Telstra’s new Freedom® Connect Plans including on the $59 Freedom® Connect Plan with a mobile repayment option of $5 per month, after using an included MRO Bonus (for eligible customers), for 24 months (min cost is $1,536). This plan includes $550 worth of eligible calls, unlimited standard national text and 1.5GB of data to use in Australia.

Telstra Business customers will be able to team the Desire S with a range of Business Mobile PLUS and Business Mobile Maximiser plans.

The HTC Desire S will also be available to purchase outright for RRP $648.

The HTC Wildfire S will be available from July 19 on a range of Telstra Freedom® Connect Plans, or, outright for RRP $360.

About HTC

HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones and tablets that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com

HTC, the HTC logo, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Desire S are the trademarks of HTC Corporation. Next G is a registered trade mark of Telstra Corporation Limited, ABN 33 051 775 556. All other names of companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

 

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