As expected, the HTC Wildfire S has now become available from Bell in Canada. This is the cheapest Android smartphone to come out of the Taiwanese manufacturer for 2011, and is obviously meant to be the successor to the original Wildfire. Moreover, it fixes all the glaring issues its predecessor had (such as the screen’s resolution) and, as such, has become a great little device for those not interested in phones with gigantic screens.
Bell will give you an HTC Wildfire S if you agree to part with $29.95 and sign a new three-year contract. As is usually the case in Canada, there are two-year and one-year contract options, but the device’s price then becomes so expensive that you’re probably better off buying it full price if you don’t like the idea of committing to a three-year contract.
The Wildfire S is no exception. Bell offers it for $199.95 with a two-year contract, $224.95 with a one-year contract, and, just as we heard it would, $249.95 with no contract whatsoever. So, again as is usually the case in Canada, your best options are either shelling out the entire amount and getting it sans contract, or signing that three-year and enjoying the benefits of getting the phone cheaper. It’s your choice, and once you’ve decided, head on over to Bell and make the necessary arrangements.
The HTC Wildfire S has a 3.2-inch HVGA (480×320) capacitive touchscreen, a 600 MHz processor, 512 MB of ROM, 512 MB of RAM, a 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and VGA video recording, HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 1230 mAh battery. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
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