HTC have just announced details of a new phone in its range of Android handsets, the HTC Wildfire. Looking much like a “Desire Mini”, it features many of the benefits of a top-of-the-line smartphone but with a budget friendly price.
In fact, the only noticeable thing separating it from pricier HTC handsets is the screen. A low-res 3.2 inch QVGA display is on show with the Wildfire, keeping the cost of the capacitive touch phone down.
Other than that, everything that has made HTC’s Android line-up the leaders of the pack so far this year remain in place. The SENSE UI with multi-touch and several pinch-to-zoom home-screens is on-board, running on-top of the Android 2.1 OS.
There’s also a 5MP camera, a microSD slot and 3.5mm headphone jack, while under the hood is the same 528Mhz chip that powered HTC’s impressive Hero.
No pricing details have been confirmed yet, but we’d like to see this one roll out for around £20 a month when it launches at the end of the summer.
By Gerald Lynch | May 17th, 2010