HTC Wildfire S coming T-Mobile USA

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 for when the device goes on sale.