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12th September 2014
Back from the dead.
4th September 2014
64-bit mid–range smartphone gets the nod in Berlin.
27th August 2014
Phone-maker launches 4G landgrab.
19th August 2014
Can you get a decent big-screen phone without breaking the bank? HTC thinks so.
19th August 2014
Looks almost identical to the Android-powered original.
13th August 2014
Set for success? Or fated to fail? We weigh up the wisdom of HTC's gambit.
The HTC Wildfire S is the sequel to the original hot-selling Wildfire and goes one better than its predecessor with a slick new design and improved hardware. It really is the best that Android has to offer all rolled into one affordable package.
For starters, it’s an incredibly pocketable device, measuring less than half an inch in depth and weighing just 105 grams. HTC has made a number of design tweaks since the original Wildfire, removing the optical trackpad and replacing it with responsive touch-sensitive buttons. The aluminium chassis means it’s sturdy and feels nice and smooth in the hand.
Although the screen size remains the same as the Wildfire, it has been upgraded from a VGA resolution to HVGA, which means it packs even more pixels for a sharper, clearer display. The five-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash takes great snaps and the 600MHz processor means you can run multiple apps in the background to stay on top of tasks.
Of course, being an Android phone, you can expect some of Google’s best apps and services already installed, such as YouTube, Google Mail and Google Maps. Plus you can download thousands more from the Android Market, many of which are free, that continue to expand the functionalities of your phone.
Whether you’re making your first leap to smartphones or just looking for a great Android phone, the Wildfire S is an excellent choice.