HTC Wildfire announced – Android 2.1, 3.2" screen

HTC continues to BATTER the rest of the smartphone world into submission with its aggressive and non-stop product launches, today announcing the HTC Wildfire – a new Android 2.1 smartphone with HTC Sense layered over the top.

It seems from the specs to be something of an “HTC Desire Mini” if you like, offering a similarly-styled case and optical trackpad, only with a smaller 3.2″ capacitive touchscreen and slower Qualcomm 525MHz processor inside to keep the costs down.

Here’s the picture:

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The replacement for the likes of the Magic and Hero, we’d suggest, designed to help HTC seize itself a bit more of the cheaper end of the market. Here’s the full press release, courtesy of MobileTechWorld (more specs at Engadget):

KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE WITH HTC WILDFIRE

Share apps, updates and experiences with the latest social powerhouse from HTC

LONDON – 18 May, 2010, 07.00 CEST – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today introduced HTC Wildfire™, 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 company’s signature HTC Sense experience accessible to a younger audience.

“Today’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,” said Florian Seiche, Vice President, HTC EMEA. “HTC Wildfire makes the HTC Sense experience available to young mobile users for the first time. It brings all your communications into one place, whether it’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.”

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 won’t miss out on the fun as HTC’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 friends’ posts, comments, alerts and photos, wherever you are.

In addition, each contact viewed in HTC Wildfire’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 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.

Florian Seiche continued, “We 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, there’s a world of content to discover and pass along to your friends.”

HTC’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.

Availability
The new HTC Wildfire will be broadly available to customers across major European and Asian markets from Q3 2010.

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  1. The only thing that keeps me wondering with these small phones, it looks like the resolution is more square-sized. I doubt app developers are going to adjust their apps to such strange resolutions. Or is it me not looking properly?

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  2. Gary C

     /  May 17, 2010

    Yes, you’re right. Looks like the Wildfire runs at 320 x 240 or the older QVGA resolution.

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  3. LimpPanda

     /  May 17, 2010

    Desire mini anyone?

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  4. Stephen

     /  May 18, 2010

    Expect the hero 2.1 rom to be delayed again for the sales of this…

    Reply
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