HTC Wildfire: Tattoo Successor, Hands-on Review, Video and Photos

By Jamie Pert - May 17, 2010

Most of the HTC handsets we have spoken about lately have been high-end smartphones which compete with Apple’s iPhone 3GS, however HTC have recently unveiled a new entry-level handset called the HTC Wildfire.

From what we can see the Wildfire will replace the HTC Tattoo in the low-end market, that said the Wildfire’s design and specifications still seem pretty appealing.

The Wildfire runs Android 2.1 combined with HTC Sense, hardware-wise the handset features a 5 megapixel camera, a 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen display and optical trackpad.

Other mentionable specs include a microSD memory card slot, a 1,300mAh battery, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a wide-range of connectivity options such as Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi b/g.

One thing which HTC seem to be promoting with this handset is a new app called Application Sharing, to be honest this app doesn’t sound that great to me, however a video embedded at the end of this post shows it in action. From what we can see Application Sharing offers a quick and easy way for you to tell your friends about apps you like, Google are probably hoping that this will help promote the use of their Android Marketplace.

SlashGear say that the Wildfire is a step-up from the HTC Tattoo, as you can expect there are some things which stop this handset competing with mid/high-end smartphones, such as a pixelated screen, however it is still a pretty responsive handset which should be sufficient for a lot of users out there.

Currently we have no confirmed information regarding a release date or pricing, however rumors suggest a Q3 2010 release date. Check out the source link below for more information and a gallery of photos.

Will you purchase the HTC Wildfire?

Source: SlashGear

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