HTC is set to release the HTC Wildfire S handset in the Philippines. Availability of this budget Android handset is expected to coincide with the release of the HTC Desire S.
The HTC Wildfire S is an upgrade to the HTC Wildfire which made a name for itself in the budget Android phone category. The first Wildfire was one of the cheap Android handsets which paved the way for the increase in Android users. I was an HTC Wildfire user myself and I can say that it was this handset introduced me to the lovely world of Google Android.
HTC has introduced rather minor upgrades to the HTC Wildfire S. The upgrades include an improved screen resolution (which now uses HVGA), the use of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the inclusion of a front-facing camera, and 720p video capture capability. The processor has been bumped up from 528MHz to 600MHz and RAM has been improved from 384MB to 512MB. The central button button found in the first Wildfire is now conspicuously absent.
If you are a first Android user, the features of the HTC Wildfire S will do. If you are looking for a more powerful handset, the HTC Desire S may be the phone you’re looking for. If are on a budget, check out the older original HTC Desire which is still available as of this writing and retails at around Php20,000 to Php23,000.
The first Wildfire was offered at around Php15,000 at the time of its release. It is expected that the HTC Wildfire S will be offered at about the same price point.
Here is a list of features of the HTC Wildfire S.
- 3.2-inch screen with 320 x 480 resolution
- 600 MHz Processor
- 512 MB RAM
- 105 grams with battery
- microSD expansion
- 1230 mAh Lithiuim-Ion Battery
- Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- Android 2.3 with HTC Sense
- 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and flash
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Internal GPS antenna