HTC Wildfire coming in August
Today we’re excited to let you know about our newest HTC smartphone – the HTC Wildfire™. It arrives in August exclusively on Telstra’s Next G™ network.
HTC Wildfire could be described as a mini version of the HTC Desire (a smartphone that’s currently enjoying huge popularity amongst our customers). It combines Desire’s great looks, a 3.2 touch screen and HTC’s Sense user interface. It’s 12mm shorter than the Desire but runs the same Google Android 2.1 operating system that’s winning a lot of fans at the moment.
Wildfire features sleek brushed aluminium highlights and will be available in ‘Pure White’ or ‘Phantom Black’.
Pricing will be very sharp – it will be priced below HTC Desire. We hope this will allow even more customers to team an Android smartphone with the network that works better in more places, Telstra’s Next G network.
Expect the HTC Wildfire to include a host of little innovations too. For instance, there’s a neat feature that allows you to recommend an app you’ve found (it sends a message with a link to the app in the Android Market app store so that friends can check it out). Another little innovation is caller ID that displays a caller’s Facebook® status when they ring – as well as their name or number.
As you’d expect from an advanced Android smartphone, it provides one-touch access to Google™ services like YouTube and Gmail™ as well as Telstra apps like Mobile FOXTEL from Telstra. And of course Wildfire’s easy-to-use menus can be filled with fun apps and games from the Android Market.
Rounding out the features list is a 5-megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash plus a 3.5mm audio jack and micro SD card slot so that owners can take their favourite songs with them.
We will be announcing the in-store date and pricing in August. In the meantime, check out the video overview and let us know what you think.
HTC Wildfire video
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