HTC Wildfire

The Wildfire, HTC's popular international mid-range handset, is coming to the United States.  With the Wildfire, HTC's goal was always to provide a powerful phone at an affordable price; a device that could spread like a "wildfire."

The Wildfire boasts:

  • 3.2-inch screen
  • HTC Sense
  • 528MHz Qualcomm processor
  • 384MB RAM
  • 512MB ROM
  • 5MP camera

No word yet on release date or which carriers will be offering the device, but HTC did say:

HTC Wildfire is slated to be available on multiple North American carriers beginning in Q4 2010.

If you have been jealous of the Europeans or Aussies because they have had the Wildfire, don't worry, you will have the chance to buy it soon. Full release after the break. 

HTC Brings the Compact and Powerful HTC Wildfire to the U.S.

HTC Wildfire brings speed and power to those looking for a compact, easy to use smartphone

PR Newswire

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 28

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today announced that the new HTC Wildfire smartphone will be made available through multiple regional North American carriers beginning in Q4 2010. With Android 2.1, and the hallmark HTC Sense experience, the HTC Wildfire smartphone offers unsurpassed access to social networks, mobile applications and popular Google services. Combining an intuitive interface and small size, the HTC Wildfire smartphone can go anywhere with anyone.

"The HTC Sense experience has changed the way millions of people interface with their smartphone for the better, making it more fun, productive and personal than ever before," said Jason Mackenzie, president, HTC Americas. "With the HTC Wildfire smartphone, we are bringing the people-focused HTC Sense experience to customers looking for a compact, easy-to-learn smartphone that is still powerful enough to meet the needs of even advanced smartphone users."

HTC Wildfire

The HTC Wildfire smartphone helps "bring your friends to you" by employing the highly intuitive HTC Sense experience that makes people, rather than technology, its prime focus. The HTC Wildfire smartphone includes the Leap feature, to make accessing any of the seven home screens quick and easy, Friend Stream for bringing multiple social networking feeds into one easy-to-follow string and an improved People widget designed to easily organize multiple groups of contacts. With Android 2.1 onboard, the HTC Wildfire smartphone offers access to over 70,000 applications in the Android Market, a number that grows with every passing day. With the new App Sharing widget, users can not only let friends and family know about favorite applications, they can make it easy for them to find and download those applications as well. In addition, the HTC Wildfire has a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash that captures outstanding images, while fast 3G connectivity makes sharing those moments with friends and family quick and easy. The HTC Wildfire smartphone makes it possible to go from shooting an image to sharing it online, whether via Flickr, Facebook, Twitter or e-mail, in one step.

Availability

HTC Wildfire is slated to be available on multiple North American carriers beginning in Q4 2010.
About HTC

HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones 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 .

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SOURCE HTC Corporation

 
There are 9 comments

ChrisMav says:

Although not the most powerful Android phone out there, this phone is perfect for friends/family that maybe are getting there first smartphone, or might not be as tech savvy as the average reader of AC. My friend has recently got this phone and he thinks it's great. He plays games that he wants, checks email and browses regularly.

benthe1 says:

This would be a good replacement for the other low end HTC Android phones on all the carriers. (Hero, Eris, etc.) Good design, good build quality, HTC name.

lancehart says:

How is this any different that the Hero/Eris? Looks like about the same stats... Android 2.1, Sense, same size screen, camera, etc... just has an optical pad instead of the track ball.

gmonkey88 says:

It looks like the wildfire has a little bit more RAM than the Hero/Eris. But nothing to get excited over. Not a bad "first time" android.

droid_dubz says:

The Wildfire has more ram and a LED flash while the Hero does not have have a camera flash.
Also Alltel launched this today. $129.99 with a $100 Rebate.

Jonneh says:

So it's like the Aria on AT&T maybe?

Droid669 says:

does anyone know whats a good website to buy unlocked htc android devices that will have 3g for the U.S- im on tmobile

Mano123 says:

@droid669 there's unlocked used sometimes brand new phones on craigslist from personal owners but sometimes they overprice there phones.

evilkefz says:

yeah yall are a lil late this came out last thursday on Alltel along with the Desire