Friday, 22 September 2017

HTC Wildfire (White)The HTC Wildfire is a nice looking, mid range smartphone that was officially introduced to the market back in May this year. The Wildfire has a design that looks very much like the HTC Desire but a little shorter – 12.2 mm shorter to be exact.

The HTC Wildfire is powered by Android 2.1 and features a 3.2-inch touchscreen display (240 x 320), Qualcomm 528 MHz processor, 384 MB RAM, 5 megapixel camera with flash and a microSD slot supporting cards up to 32 GB. The phone also features a cool optical trackpad like on the HTC Desire, instead of the usual trackball common on many HTC phones.

There’s no word yet as to which of the carriers will offer the phone but I expect Optus and/or Vodafone and Three to announce plans for it later this month. For those who plan on buying the phone outright and unlocked, online retailers have it priced at around AUD$480-$500.

HTC’s official specifications state that the Wildfire supports the 900/2100 MHz 3G bands meaning it’ll work on Optus, Vodafone and Three but not Telstra’s Next G network which operates on the 850 MHz band. There’s been no mention as to whether a 3G 850/2100 MHz version will be released.

Specifications

  • OS: Android 2.1 with HTC Sense
  • Screen type: 3.2-inch touchscreen display
  • Screen resolution: 240 x 320 (QVGA)
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM7225 528 MHz
  • ROM: 512 MB
  • RAM: 384 MB
  • Expandable memory: microSD support up to 32 GB
  • Camera: 5 megapixel, autofocus, LED flash and geo-tagging
  • Location services: A-GPS, digital compass and Google Maps
  • Radio: FM radio
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity:
    – WiFi (802.11 b/g)
    – Bluetooth 2.1
    – microUSB
    – 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Battery: Li-Ion 1300 mAh
  • Networks:
    – GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    – UMTS/HSPA 900/2100 MHz
  • Dimensions: 60.4 x 106.8 x 12.2 mm (2.4 x 4.2 x 0.48 inches)
  • Weight: 118 grams (4.16 oz)

Update (14 July 2010): Telstra have announced that they will be getting a 850/2100 MHz version of the Wildfire exclusive to their Next G network in August. This means the other carriers will need to wait until Telstra’s exclusively agreement expires. There’s no word yet as to how long the exclusively agreement runs for but I expect it to be 3-6 months like with the HTC Desire.

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