HTC is trying to strike it big with the more thrifty consumers by releasing the HTC Wildfire. This new smartphone will hopefully see the light of day sometime after the HTC EVO 4G makes its debut, which is sometime around July. The announcement of the new phone comes a month after HTC held a survey amongst their Facebook fans on what the company’s next model should be called. Among the list of names suggested, Wildfire had an overwhelming lead, garnering around 40% of the votes.
The device physically resembles the Nexus One, hence nicknamed as the Nexus One twin. For a much cheaper price, consumers can expect a less than dazzling list of features, including a 3.2 inch QVGA touch sensitive screen. Much like the HTC Hero, the HTC Wildfire has a Qualcomm 525MHZ processor, a 512MB ROM as well as 384 MB worth of RAM for storage of apps. There is also an expansion slot reserved for microSD cards as well as a 3.5 mm audio port. In addition, the Wildfire has a built-in 3 MP camera, capable of autofocus with LED powered flash. The device will also be featuring WiFi, GPS as well as Bluetooth version 2.1. In order to compete with its other budget friendly predecessors, the Wildfire will be running on the Android 2.1 OS with its renowned HTC Sense UI.
Although the Wildfire may not be as packed with the newest features as its more popular kin the HTC EVO 4G, it is expected to do well with the more budget practical crowd. It may not be built for heavy browsing or downloading of numerous large apps but the device places more emphasis on social networking features such as accessing posts, sending emails, tweets and text messages. Targeted to the 18-25 year old market, the Wildfire will come in four colors: black, white, red and brown.HTC Wildfire