The HTC Wildfire is launched in Malaysia. The HTC Wildfire is the latest Android platform offering from HTC that closely follows the success of the acclaimed HTC Desire and makes the companyâ€™s signature HTC Sense experience accessible to a younger audience. Powered by a 528MHz processor and 384MB of RAM, this phone comes with three colours, Phantom Black, Flamenco Red and Pure White at a suggested retail price of RM 1,199.
Wildfire will be the cheapest phone in HTC’s Android line. Compared to HTC Legend, there’s not much difference other than a slightly lower processor speed and some software add ons. Yet, Legend comes with higher screen resolution and unibody design. The looks of the Wildfire seems like a trim down version of the HTC Desire. Press release as below.
KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE WITH HTC WILDFIRE
Share apps, updates and experiences with the latest social powerhouse from HTC
Malaysia â€“ 14 July 2010 â€“ HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today introduced HTC Wildfireâ„¢, a new HTC Sense-based Android phone that integrates the most popular social networks to help bring your friends closer to you. HTC Wildfire closely follows the success of the acclaimed HTC Desire and makes the companyâ€™s signature HTC Sense experience accessible to a younger audience.
â€œTodayâ€™s social networks provide an essential forum for friendship with more than 400 million users* – many of whom are young adults – actively sharing their lives with their friends through Facebook,â€ said Jack Tong, Vice President, HTC Asia Pacific. â€œHTC Wildfire makes the HTC Sense experience available to young mobile users for the first time. It brings all your communications into one place, whether itâ€™s through Facebook, Twitter, text messages, images or email, ensuring that you are never far away from the conversation and always close to your friends.â€
HTC Wildfire helps you stay connected with those who are most important to you through HTC Sense, a user experience focused on putting people at the centre by making phones work in a more simple and natural way. You wonâ€™t miss out on the fun as HTCâ€™s Friend Stream application seamlessly gathers and displays content from social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr into one organised stream of updates. HTC
Wildfire enables you to stay up to date with your friendsâ€™ posts, comments, alerts and photos, wherever you are.
In addition, each contact viewed in HTC Wildfireâ€™s address book includes a thread of recent communications with that person, including when you last spoke, recent text messages and emails, and social network updates. When your friend calls, HTC Caller ID displays their Facebook profile photo and latest social network update, as well as a reminder if their birthday is fast approaching.
Thanks to a new app sharing widget, HTC Wildfire enables you to recommend an application by email, text message or over social networks. Your friends will receive a link allowing them to find the application on the Android Market with a single click and download it to their phone.
Jack Tong continued, â€œWe understand that people need a better way to navigate their way through the tens of thousands of applications that are currently available on the Android Market. In fact, our own independent research found that consumers are not only hungry for the latest and most popular applications that their friends are using, they want an easier way to find and download them. For the first time ever, you can recommend the newest and coolest apps to a friend or group of friends with HTC Wildfire. With so many applications to choose from, thereâ€™s a world of content to discover and pass along to your friends.â€
HTCâ€™s latest advanced smartphone is great for viewing and sharing photos on Flickr and for surfing the internet thanks to its 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen. A five-megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash allows you to capture special moments, while a 3.5mm audio jack and micro SD card slot mean you are never without your favourite songs.
Pricing & Availability
The new HTC Wildfire will be available this week at all authorized resellers in three colours, Phantom Black, Flamenco Red and Pure White at a suggested retail price of RM 1,199+.
+All prices are subject to pricing policies of individual operators.
HTC Wildfire from HTC at a glance:
ROM: 512 MB, RAM: 384 MB
106.75mm (L) x 60.4mm (W) x 12.9mm (T)
118g (with battery)
3.2-inch touch-sensitive screen with 240 x 320 QVGA resolution
Upload speed of up to 384 kbps and download speed of up to 7.2 Mbps
(Band frequency and data speed are operator dependent.)
Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
Up to 384 kbps upload speed
Up to 114 kbps download speed
Up to 560 kbps download speed
Wiâ€FiÂ®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
Internet Sharing through USB
Internal GPS antenna
Ambient light sensor
3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
BluetoothÂ® 2.1 with FTP/OPP for file transfer
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit
5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus and flash