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The HTC Wildfire is an Android smartphone released throughout Europe and Asia in the third quarter of 2010.

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Pros

GPS

12 agree

runs the open source Android smartphone operating system

10 agree

WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity

9 agree

HTC's latest version of Sense UI

7 agree

FM radio tuner

6 agree

5MP camera with LED flash, autofocus and geotagging support

6 agree

full Flash support

5 agree

designed to be a low-cost Android device for the more price sensitive Asian and European markets

5 agree

standard micro-USB port

4 agree

microSD card slot for external storage expansion

4 agree

3.2" multitouch display (QVGA resolution)

2 agree

smaller and easier to manage than the oversized phones popular today

2 agree
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Cons

limited internal storage: 512MB for both OS and installed applications

7 agree

old internal components - the same as the aging Hero

5 agree

poor video playback performance

5 agree

essentially the Hero or Eris - simply dilutes HTC's lineup further, nothing but a new name and slightly updated software package

5 agree

poor camera quality

5 agree

internal microSD card slot. have to disassemble phone to use it.

4 agree

uses the same or similar high cost data plans as premium phone alternatives - thus not worth saving the $100 for an inferior phone / experience

2 agree

to be released in Asia and European markets - no plan for release in North America

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The HTC Wildfire is an Android smartphone released throughout Europe and Asia in the third quarter of 2010. Cited as an upgrade from the HTC Hero, the Wildfire hosts the same 528 MHz CPU, 5MP camera and 3.2” capacitive touchscreen display, but features an improved version of the HTC Sense UI with greater social-networking integration. You can now invite friends via a social network to download an app. Plus when you make a call, your friend’s facebook data (pic, status update, birthday) will automatically pop up. In addition, the Wildfire’s Sense UI lacks the 3D effects found on the Desire, which means improved CPU responsiveness and overall performance. Added to that, the new Friend Stream functionality allows you to view all your friend data from Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr right on the same screen.

Features
  • Android (Éclair) Smartphone
  • 5MP Camera w/Auto-Focus, Flash, and Geotagging
  • Audio/Video Capture & Playback
  • Audio/Video/Photo Sharing
  • Capacitive Touchscreen Display
  • Internal GPS Sensor w/Google Maps and HTC Footprints
  • Automatic Friend Updates (Friend Stream)
  • Home Screen Panel Thumbnails (Leap View)
  • Full Flash Support
  • Pinch-to-Zoom Image Resizing
  • Auto Portrait/Landscape Rotation
  • Recommended Applications
  • G-Sensor
  • Digital Compass
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Microsoft Exchange Email Synchronization
  • Built-In Dimmable Flashlight
  • FM Radio Tuner
  • Wikipedia/Dictionary/Translation
Specifications
  • Network Bands (Europe): HSDPA/WCDMA 900/2100 MHz; GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Network Bands (Asia Pacific): HSDPA/WCDMA 900/2100 MHz; GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Platform: Android 2.1 (Eclair) w/HTC Sense
  • CPU: 528 MHz
  • Display: 3.2" QVGA Capacitive Touchscreen w/Pinch-to-Zoom
  • Battery: 1300mAh Lithium-ion
  • Memory: 512MB ROM; 384MB RAM
  • Expansion: microSD (32GB)
  • 3G Speeds: Up to 7.2Mbps DL; 384 kbps UP
  • GPRS: Up to 114 kbps DL
  • EDGE: Up to 560 kbps DL
  • WiFi: 802.11b/g
  • Camera: 5MP
  • Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR; A2DP, FTP, OPP, AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, PBAP
  • udio Playback Formats: AAC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, MP3, WAV, WMA
  • Audio Recording Formats: AMR
  • Video Playback Formats: 3GP, 3G2, MP4, WMV
  • Video Recording Formats: 3GP
  • I/O: Stereo Audio, micro-USB
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Posthaus
05/19/2010 09:52

I think the fact it lacks the physical call and end buttons of the Hero/Eris a mark against it.

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