The HTC Wildfire S Android smartphone was released in Europe during June 2010, is slim and seek and has already won thousands of hearts and minds. Since then, it has been well-received by customers looking for a compact unit with a touch-screen, lots of power and an Android operating system at an affordable price. The phone is part of the mobile range designed, produced and marketed by the HTC Corporation.
The HTC Corporation is a smartphone manufacturer based in Taiwan. It was formerly known as the High Tech Computer Corporation. It is a member of the Open Handset Alliance, an international group focused on advancing the Android operating system (OS).
The unit is powered by a Qualcomm 528 Mhz processor and equipped with the Android OS version 2.2. It includes a TFT liquid crystal display (LCD) touch-screen and a rear camera. It has been described by some reviewers as a mini-version of the popular HTC Desire and recognized as the successor to the HTC Tattoo.
In Europe, the unit has been pick-up by many carriers. They include support from Play Mobile, Meteor, 3 (Hutchinson 3G0, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Tesco Mobile, Telenor and Virgin Mobile.
The rear camera comes with 5 megapixel, autofocus, light emitting diode (LED) flash. Additionally, since the unit is GPS-enabled, the camera also comes with geo-tagging. Geo-tagging automatically adds identification metadata to images to identify their geographical location.
The unit includes a thin film transistor technology for liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) multi-touch touch screen. This resource is an upgraded variant of the well-known LCD capability but uses thin-film transistor technology to sharpen image quality. The touch-screen uses the proprietary HTC Sense interface.
The unit weighs-in at only 118 grams (4.2 ounces). It is 106.75 mm (4.2 inches) long, 60.4mm (2.4inches) wide and only 12.19mm (0.48 inches) thick, making it easy to carry and comfortable to hold.
Memory wise the Unit comes supplied with 512 megabytes of read only memory (ROM) and 384 megabytes of random access memory (RAM). Additionally, the unit supports up to 32 gigabytes (GB) of removable microSD memory. These storage capacities are likely to be adequate for most users.
Also, the unit if you find a cool app that you want to share with friends, the Wildfire makes sharing it the easiest thin g in the world. You can easily send them a link straight to their phone from yours. There are literally thousands of games and social-networking apps available on Android Market with many new ones arriving each day. Trying and sharing them has never been easier.
The Caller ID integrates with Facebook so that when a friend calls, the device displays their name and number but also Facebook profile information like their birthday, and Facebook status.
In conclusion, the HTC Wildfire S unit is a slim and easy to handle device with great tactile comfort. It fits neat in a small pocket. Chock full of features, it packs a mighty punch like seven customisable home screens, full Flash and Adobe support, a 3.2-inch touchscreen. All this, plus more, at an entry-level price point for the budget conscious person on the go.
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