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HTC Wildfire S: Nexus One Mid-Range Mini

The HTC Wildfire was a low-end Android and a pretty successful device in its own right. The HTC Wildfire S continues the concept, but this should put Android into the hands of even more masses. Imagine a small version of the Nexus One, mashed together with improved HTC Wildfire specs and you’ve got yourself the HTC Wildfire S.

One great thing about the Wildfire is that it’s running Android 2.3 which is (as of now) the most current version of the OS. You get the full Android/smartphone experience with the Wildfire S, just without the high-end luxuries and specs of a superphone. In terms of capabilities, anyone going from a feature phone or dumb phone to the Wildfire will still be blown away. I mean, it’s still Android in all its glory.

Also note the Wildfire has a 3.2-inch screen and fits in an extremely slender frame. This has two polarizing qualities:

  • It’s the definition of pocketable. Nobody switching from a dumb or feature phone will complain about the size or portability.
  • Small screen = small keyboard. Typing on the software keyboard is cramped.

Pricing and availability for the Wildfire S haven’t been named, but the clear purpose is entry-level affordability, and with the looks of a miniature Nexus One I’m rather liking the total package. That is, if you’re an introductory Android/Smartphone user. If that’s the case, won’t be bothered by the underwhelming Wildfire Specs and instead will seek more info!

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




  • Khalid

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  • ILikeBubbles

    I would love to see the wildfire with a 2nd Gen 1GHz snapdragon and 512mb of ram. I love the 3.2 inch screen as I have small hands and pockets. Even the incredible was a bit for me to get used to, this coming from an Eris user. ^^ incredible doesn’t have gb yet and I’m so in live with Tazz for putting it on the Eris lol whoa way off track I guess I’m saying that I’d love a hand sized phone with the specs of all the nice little 4.3 inch mini tabs haha

  • freaked

    Where’s his damn finger!

  • Len

    I really like these intro level devices. I have a lot of friends still using dumb phones and I would like to introduce them to Android but they do not want to sign a new contract. So far nothing really great here in Canada but maybe well get this device and Ill have something to suggest to my friends.

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