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HTC WILDFIRE BUDGET 3G SMARTPHONE DESIRE

By • May 19th, 2010 • Category: Mobile Phone
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HTC has announced new android phone, the HTC Wildfire, a budget high end smartphones. to save costs, HTC Wildfire come with the 3.2-inch screen QVGA display, meaning everything is pretty low-res.However, the rest of the line up is still present and correct, with a capacitive, multi-touch display that still has the cool ‘Leap View’ where you can pinch the screen in to see all seven home screens at once.
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There’s also a 5MP camera with LED flash, a microSD slot and 3.5mm headphone jack and most importantly Android 2.1 with the Sense overlay. HTC Wildfire use same  Qualcomm 528Mhz chip Processor as in the HTC Hero, which is a . It’s not going to set any speed records, but with a low-res screen and no 3D graphics around, HTC claims it’s plenty powerful.
 
Other than that, it’s the same HTC experience on the HTC Legend and HTC Desire but at a much lower price than HTC Tattoo,
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HTC Wildfire Specifications:
 
– System: Quad Band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
– Size: 106.8 x 60.4 x 12 mm
– Weight: TBC
– Camera: 5 Megapixel, 2592 x 1944 pixels
– Display:240 x 320 pixels, 3.2 inches
– 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
– TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
– Display Size: 240 x 320 pixels, 3.2 inches
Music Format:MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA/OGG/AMR player
– Customization Download
– H.264/H.263/MPEG4 player
– Ringtones Type Polyphonic, MP3
– 3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
– GPRS: Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
– EDGE: Class 10
– Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
– Bluetooth: v2.1 with A2DP
– Micro USB
– 3.5 mm Jack
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
– Android OS, v2.1
– Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
– Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
– Call records 30 dialed, 30 received, 30 missed calls
– Card slot microSD (TransFlash) up to 32GB
– Qualcomm MSM 7225 528 MHz processor
– Micro SD Slot
– Java MIDP 2.0
– Organiser
– Document Viewer
 
 
 

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HTC have unveiled their latest Android smartphone, the HTC Wildfire, an entry-level model intended to replace the Tattoo.  Packing Android 2.1 together with HTC Sense, the Wildfire has a 3.2-inch QVGA capacitive LCD touchscreen, 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, optical trackpad and a new app called Application Sharing.  We grabbed some hands-on time ahead of the official launch; check out our first-impressions after the cut.
 
Compared to the Tattoo, the Wildfire does feel like a step up.  The HTC design heritage is obvious: from the front and sides the handset looks like a blend of the HTC Desire and Google Nexus One, while the back is reminiscent of the HTC HD2 with its contrasting horizontal panel running across the phone.  At 3.2-inches the display is the same size as that of the Legend, though it’s lower resolution and can be a little pixelated; you’ll definitely need to zoom in on webpages in the browser before you can comfortably read body-text.
 
Specifications include the usual array of Bluetooth, WiFi b/g and GPS, together with European-spec UMTS/WCDMA for data connectivity.  There’s also a microSD card slot under the battery cover and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top edge.  The battery is a 1,300mAh pack, though HTC aren’t quoting estimated runtimes as yet.
 
While Application Sharing may sound like some exciting remote multi-player gaming system, in actual fact it’s merely a way to tell other Android users about apps you’re enjoying.  You can choose different titles installed on your phone from a list, then send out an update from the usual “Share” menu; that means via email, SMS, Twitter or through any other social networking app you may have loaded.  HTC say they’ve kept the functionality simple so that no matter what brand of Android phone your friends are running, they’ll be able to read the message and hit the link to go straight to the app in the Android Market.  There’s a demo of Application Sharing in the video below.
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Other software changes are minor.  HTC have added to their calling display, so that a contact’s latest Facebook status is shown on incoming and outgoing calls as well as their photo, but other than that it’s Sense as we’ve seen on the Legend and Desire.  The company says they’ll be looking at rolling out the tweaks to other handsets in due course.  The capacitive display makes a significant difference to usability in comparison to the Tattoo’s resistive panel, and we were pleased to hear HTC’s Eric Lin say that, as far as he’s aware, there are no plans for resistive panels to be used in future handsets from the company.  Similarly, HTC intend to keep using Sense rather than pushing out a barebones Android device of their own, using the UI as a differentiator from the rest of the market.
 
Speed-wise, the Wildfire uses the same 528MHz Qualcomm processor as the HTC Hero, though with the 3D graphics and effects stripped from Sense, and the relatively low-resolution display, things are kept moving at a reasonable pace.  It should also help keep the price down, as does the absence of contact charging points on the base of the handset (instead the microUSB port is on the side).  It’s not as slick or satisfying an experience as, say, we found the Desire to be, but then again it’s targeted at the “my first smartphone” market and – viewed by those criteria – holds up well.
 
The Wildfire is expected to go on sale in Europe come Q3 2010; no word on official pricing as yet.  As you can see from our hands-on photos, it’ll arrive in black, white, red and brown.
 
-SLASHGEAR
 

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