After being officially announced by T-Mobile a few weeks ago, the HTC Wildfire S looks to be hitting a few more carriers here in the states. The device cleared the FCC once again today this time with CDMA bands making it a perfect fit for U.S. carriers like Sprint. It’s almost guaranteed to hit US Cellular thanks to a leaked roadmap showing the device launching around October though I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw the Wildfire S on just about every carrier as well. I think the device would make a great (read: cute) addition to anyone looking for a capable Android device on the cheap.
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