MWC 2011: HTC make Desire S, Wildfire S and Incredible S reboots official

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Not satisfied with showing off their new fancy tablet and a couple of Facebook friendly handsets, HTC also used their MWC press conference to unveil overhauls of three of their biggest phones from last year, each with an added ‘S’ suffix

The HTC Desire S gives the firm’s most popular handset of 2010 something of a refinement rather than a major overhaul, with a redesigned aluminum unibody and the axing of the not altogether useful front optical key.

There’s a minor power boost in the shape of a 1GHz 8255 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 768MB RAM, front facing camera for video calling, 5-megapixel rear camera and Android Gingerbread.

Tipped for a May release in the UK, probably of most interest to owners of the original power-hungry Desire is the promise of an improved battery.

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The Wildfire S refresh sees the dinky budget smartphone’s screen get a welcome resolution boost to a more alluring 3.2-inch HVGA screen and a new 5MP camera with LED flash is a welcome addition too.

Finally, HTC’s update of the US only Droid Incredible, comes in the form of the Incredible S, which this time around will be launched globally.

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Its blessed with an 8-megapixel camera, a 1GHz Qualcomm chipset, 768MB RAM, although somewhat surprisingly runs Android 2.2 and not 2.4 as some had been expecting. Like the Wildfire S, it’s primed for release around April.

KevinLynch