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HTC Unveils the Incredible S, Desire S, and Wildfire S at MWC

HTC just wrapped their Mobile World Congress press conference, and among announcements of their first Android tablet and Facebook-buttoned handsets was the unveiling of three new Sense devices: the HTC Incredible S, HTC Desire S, and HTC Wildfire S. If you couldn’t tell by the names, they are all updated versions of handsets currently pedaled by the mobile manufacturer.

The Incredible S is the second in HTC’s lineup to bear the name but the first to make it to Europe. It features a 1GHz Qualcomm chip, 768MB RAM, and a large 4-inch display. For pictures we get an 8MP rear camera capable of HD video capture. It runs on Android 2.2, unlike the Desire S and Wildfire S, which are running on Android 2.4 (surprise!).

As far as those handsets go, the Desire S features a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 3.7-inch display, and aluminum unibody design. It also gets a 1.3MP front-facing camera and 5MP rear camera. The Wildfire S remains in the lower range with a 600MHz chip, 3.2-inch display and 512MB RAM.

All three will be available in Europe sometime during Q2 of this year. We’re headed off to HTC’s booth in mere moments to check out the goods for ourselves.

HTC LAUNCHES THREE NEW SMARTPHONES WITH HTC SENSE™

HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S™ and HTC Incredible S™ deliver premium style, power and speed

BARCELONA, SPAIN – Mobile World Congress – February 15, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled three new versions of its most popular and advanced smartphones – HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Incredible S. The new smartphones continue HTC’s commitment to expanding the market for advanced smartphones while providing distinct choices in design, power and value. Each phone also includes HTC Sense, HTC’s unique customer-focused user experience that puts people at the center by making phones work in a more simple and natural way.
“HTC developed the HTC Sense experience to bring cutting-edge innovation to our customers in simple and natural ways that just make sense – this is what HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Incredible S represent best,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “These new phones offer an exhilarating mix of style, innovation and features that extend people’s mobile experience in ways that feel personal and completely original.”

HTC Desire S
As a successor to the popular and award-winning HTC Desire, the new HTC Desire S blends stunning design with power and speed. Inspired by the HTC Legend™ smartphone’s aluminium design, the HTC Desire S is sculpted out of a single block of aluminum making it feel solid and natural in your hand. With Qualcomm’s new 1GHz Snapdragon™ MSM8255 processor, the HTC Desire S offers snappy performance and power. It offers dual front and back cameras, High-Definition video recording and the 3.7-inch WVGA display presents multimedia content brilliantly.

HTC Wildfire S
Building on the popularity of the HTC Wildfire™ smartphone, the HTC Wildfire S smartphone is an affordable, compact and playful device that packs a powerful smartphone experience. It enables people to maintain and build connections and friendships through popular sites like Facebook®, as well as through voice and text messaging. You can instantly tag your friends in photos before posting them on Facebook, or share your latest discoveries from the Android™ Market at the touch of a button.

HTC Wildfire S is one of HTC’s smallest phones ever – measuring just 10.13cm long and 5.94cm wide – and boasts a distinctive 3.2 inch, HVGA display.

Celebrate your individuality and choose from a wide variety of colors including black, purple and white. The phone’s home screen is fully customizable with your favorite apps, widgets and content, while a 5-megapixel color camera with auto focus, expandable microSD™ memory and support for a variety of audio and video formats make a great all-around multimedia device that slips easily into any pocket.

HTC Incredible S
The alluring HTC Incredible S smartphone combines cutting-edge design with a premium mobile experience for those who dare to be different. Showing what can be achieved when engineers and designers work together to raise the bar for mobile phone design, the HTC Incredible S smartphone features a stunning, contoured body that highlights the internal hardware components of the device. Capturing and viewing video in crystal clear High-Definition has never been so easy and a bright 4-inch WVGA Super LCD display and stereo surround sound bring a vibrant cinematic experience to the palm of your hand.

HTC Incredible S also takes high quality pictures with its 8-megapixel camera with dual flash, and it easily enables videos, photos and music to be shared from the handset direct to a TV using DLNA® technology. Thanks to the HTC Incredible S’s front facing camera and video call functionality, users will constantly be able to chat with their friends face-to-face.

Availability
The HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Incredible S smartphones, will be broadly available to customers across major European and Asian markets during Q2 2011.

Continue reading on the HTC Desire S forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.

Continue reading on the HTC Incredible S forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.

Continue reading on the HTC Wildfire S forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • C. Kaiser


    ….

    come on… HTC… What is that???
    Where are my DUAL CORE DESIRE!!!!???
    damn. looks like i have to get an LG or… an samsung phone -_____- i loved HTC for Their Style, Sense and their fast updating. but now… no dualcore.. nothing special… come on… what should i do with android 2.4 but cant keep up with the new technologie?????

  • Ric

    Wow, complete fail on HTC’s part.

  • DanGrover

    I assume it’s the newest version of the Snapdragon, but still, the specs are almost identical to the first. I I don’t know who they’re aiming this phone at.

  • meeple

    Pretty poor announcements. I’m surprised at HTC, they’ve gone from being the Android leaders to second rate.

    Unless they release something MUCH better this year, my next phone won’t be one of theirs.

  • UCS

    What an absolute fail by HTC. They are supposed to be category leaders, well done for the slight upgrade on all of your specs (sarcasm). How is this supposed to compete with dual core phones and 3D displays. Lets hope someone at HTC lost their job for this.

  • pauleycz

    As usual with HTC, the design is quite nice (especially the aluminium unibody) but the hardware is very disappointing.

  • tomnewtn

    I think HTC will into dual core at CTIA in March, if at all. Bring on the Pyramid for TMO.

  • Zack

    They’ll have a dual-core by the end of year, obviously… Everyone will.

  • Richard

    I knew this would be nothing announced at MWC…All of htc’s major devices will be announced at CTIA in March 2011 40days from now…Htc Pyramid…Htc Evo2 4g, and various other devices and the FLAGSHIP device on SPRINT better have the dualcore processor, 1gig of ram, 4.5 or 4.8 screen, 1080p, 2.4 GINGERBREAD…

  • Alex Mercer

    So no more trackpad on new HTC products? Weak. The trackpad is so useful for me.

  • Desire

    Why the lack of real buttons like the original Desire????

  • Simon

    come on HTC, cant have LG, Samsung, and moto have better phones!!

  • Craz

    HTC has really fallen behind now.

  • The Dark Knight

    I look at the dual-core LG Optimus 3D, and the Sharp 3D device coming to our shores soon, and I wonder what the heck is up with HTC (My favorite manufacturer since I got the Sprint Hero)? Seriously, they need more if they want to bump heads with the aforementioned. I’m still holding out hope for the rest of MWC, then CTIA, and so forth as we close in on Spring!

  • mr.walker

    Lmfao what the hell is this shit? Everybody can talk about samsung and their slow updates but my galaxy s 2 is going to blow this bullshit back to htc headquarters. Lol loser:-)

  • austin

    if the S stands for the same thing as the galaxy S or nexus S (super amoled). my dream just came true and i may have to go clean up.

  • http://Phandroid.com sjf707

    Thought the incredible2 would be an LTE device, guess i’ll have to settle for the Tbolt.

  • moii

    2.3 is gingerbread so what is 2.4??? I’m lost :(

  • tramsgar

    So. Disappointed.

  • zroeffectz

    As a proud HTC Incredible owner I am disappointed at the fact that they aren’t going with a dual core. What’s the point in getting any of these devices? Unless they pull a fast one on us and change up the specs and actually give us what we want by surprise

  • FAIL OF THE YEAR

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  • danboy

    even if they introduced dual-core phones, they’re only going to be with second gen chips, meaning based on ARM Cortex A8. i expect to see some at CTIA like another commenter mentioned. but the Tegra 2 devices are winning the spec battle so far.

  • jdog25

    @moli Gingerbread.

  • Dave b

    lol people need to put down their handbags. these are just updates to their existing range to keep them competitive. theres going to be plenty of people who dont require a top of the range phone. probably the majority of their customers actually. so they need to keep their range updated. of course theyre gona have a bunch of new all singing all dancing dual core phones in the works.

  • http://www.phandroid.com Prince

    @mr walker, the samsung galaxy S2 will be the dual core phone of the year as you said and it will blow any other HTC Pyramid, Optimus 2X or 3D..whatever. HTC better step up

  • sputnick

    I can understand making low end devices. The Incredible and Desire are not low end devices….well now they kinda are. C’mon man!!

  • thatGuy

    Is it just me or are all HTC phones starting to look too similar. I mean these are all basically copies of their previous devices. come on HTC step up your game cuz your starting to slip. you used to be one of the top leaders inf the smartphone market but now you’re just becoming repetetive and bland.

  • rdjr74

    @daveb: exactly, baby steps. Stay competitive. Sure there are plenty of superior components that can be incorporated into these phones but no reason for a company to blow their load all at once. How do you think these companies make money. Us techy people know what’s out there and know what these phones are capable of but most do not.

  • Ace Curry

    HTC is still the best in terms of user experience (Sense is all class), build quality (aluminum unibody is beautiful, feels great), and updates (even their low ends get updates). Dual-core is still in infancy, apps don’t even utilize it yet. As far as I am concerned, HTC is still the best.

  • Rob Schoenfeld

    First ofr Android isn’t optimized for dual cores yet. Obviously these devices are only incremental upgrades to the existing product lines. I’m pretty sure HTC has an ace up it’s sleeve that we won’t see until summer/early fall anyway. So before you comment slugs and trolls start screaming “FAIL” to the Android gods maybe a little more patience is in order.

  • Darth Vader

    This is Pitiful im ashamed of HTC for this there style is so sexy but to bring that with the same shitty specs from last year is a Joke how do the expect to keep with the like of the ATRIX an REVOLUTION even the 2X with this smdh

  • DarKy

    Their chinese/taiwanese hardware can only go so far..

    My next SGS II will blow these devices back to china and back to barce over & over!~!~!~~~~~~~~~~~~!!!!

  • DarKy

    Because they know they would’ve lost the COMPETITION even if they did announce their flagships like thunderbolt, it looks like HTC didn’t bother to enter it!!!!

    Very cowardly done.

  • DroidDoesnt

    Lol….you all are such geeks

  • Robert Manser

    Hope the incredible hd makes it to the states.