July 21, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
HTC and T-Mobile USA are getting together once again to deliver a new phone. The HTC Wildfire S, previously seen in Europe, is coming stateside August 3. The mid-range Android phone will go on sale next month and cost $79.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and two year agreement.
The Wildfire S is an interesting choice for T-Mobile USA. sure, someone could get the supposedly amazing camera of the myTouch 4G Slide or the premium features of the Sensation, but the Wildfire S is an HTC phone that’s more affordable but not very powerful. The device has HTC Sense UI and Android 2.3, a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and Flash, and 512 MB RAM/ROM.
HTC loaded the Wildfire S with a 600 MHz processor and 1230 mAh battery, which is reminiscent of phones it released nearly two years ago, so don’t look to this device to be cutting edge. The 3.2-inch screen with HVGA resolution, 3G Connectivity, and light design are about portability, stylishness, and being cheaper than some other smartphone options.
There are a few features thanks to a great browser and maps that provide “zero-wait” in the European model, so perhaps HTC will be as equally successful in delivering the U.S. version. I’m not too sure about it’s potential, but you can pay attention to T-Mobile.com for when the device goes on sale.