Today, HTC officially announced the HTC Wildfire, HTC’s next Android smartphone which leaked earlier this year as the HTC Buzz. The HTC Wildfire is an entry level smartphpne and the follower of the HTC Tattoo.
Running on Android 2.1, the HTC Wildfire is powered by a Qualcomm MSM7225-1 CPU at 528 MHz and supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA at either 900/2100 MHz, 1700/2100 MHz or 850/2100 MHz. Furthermore, the HTC Wildfire supports Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi b/g and GPS/aGPS. The 3.2″ capacitive touchscreen features a pretty narrowed QVGA (320 x 240) screen resolution but the autofocus camera supports 5 megapixel and comes with a supporting flash LED.
Other specifications include Wi-Fi 8012.11 b/g, GPS/AGPS, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and has 1300mAh battery to give a decent battery life. The HTC Sense UI makes the Android phone friend with social network services.
HTC Wildfire, if aptly priced, could play an important role in fighting HTC’s honor in budget-friendly Android handsets. HTC will offer this handset in four different colors and it will be made available in Europe and Asia in the third quarter of this year.
Check out HTC Wildfire Hands-on video,