May 17, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Hot on the heels of several other Android phone launches, HTC has announced the latest Sense UI Android phone, the HTC Wildfire. With a 3.2-inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen, 512 MB ROM, 384 RAM, and a 528 MHz processor, the Wildfire is an entry-level phone that will run Android 2.1.
The Wildfire will be available in Europe and Asia in Q3 2010 (July-August). It includes an optical joystick and feedback buttons directly above it. The device looks like the offspring of the HTC Desire and the HTC Tattoo, the first “budget” Android phone that HTC released last year. The Wildfire will run HTC Sense UI and include a number of social networking features, including:
Caller ID uses the contact’s latest Facebook profile photo; birthday reminders are also included.
App sharing widget to recommend apps through email, SMS, Facebook, or Twitter, sends a one-click download to multiple people at once.
Contacts show recent comments from a person and shows their recent social networking activity.
A gallery and specs are below
- Android 2.1 with HTC Sense
- 512 MB flash
- 384 RAM
- 106.75 x 60.5 x 11.99mm
- 3.2-inch QVGA TFT capacitive touch screen
- WCDMA/HSPA: 900/2100 or AWS/1900 or 850/2100 MHz
- GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900
- 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
- 3.5mm audio jack and microUSB
- 5 Megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash
- 1300 mAh battery
- 440 minutes of talk-time on WCDMA, 490 on GSM
- 690 hours on standby for WCDMA, 480 for GSM
- microSD memory card slot, SD 2.0 compatible
- Proximity sensor, G-sensor, Compass, Light sensor, FM radio, Optical joystick
- 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225 chipset