Virgin Mobile is the first UK carrier to announce the upcoming availability of the new HTC Wildfire, unveiled yesterday by HTC.
The Wildfire is one of the few Android 2.1 smartphones to have a QVGA touchscreen display (like the Vodafone 845). Size-wise, the Wildfire is comparable to the HTC Tattoo, but it looks slightly better, resembling the HTC Desire.
The new smartphone features Sense UI, Wi-Fi, GPS, HSDPA, 3.5mm headset jack, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr integration, an app sharing widget, 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, and a 528MHz Qualcomm processor.
Virgin UK says it will offer the HTC Wildfire in the third quarter of the year. It didn’t say how much the Wildfire costs, but Mobile-review has it that the smartphone will be priced at about €250 (£215) – that’s quite affordable, sure, but not if you think that, for less (€220), you could get the Nokia C6, which has similar features, plus a higher resolution display (640 x 360) and a full QWERTY keyboard.
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