Today HTC announced the Wildfire, essentially a budget-friendly Android device that isn’t too dissimilar from the HTC Legend beyond the screen resolution and hardware appearance. Running on Android 2.1, it has an QVGA (yuck!) 3.2″ display. It has 384MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM, and a Qualcomm 528MHz CPU. It has a 5MP camera with flash on the rear, and behind the back battery cover is a 1300mAh battery. Also like the Legend, it has a bit of a chin. One cool addition is that the device will come with a widget that will make it easy to recommend an application to a friend. It also has deeper integration with social networks so that when you call someone, for example, you’ll see the person’s Facebook profile. The Wildfire will be selling in Europe and Asia in Q3 of this year, and will come in several colors like red, white, gray, and silver.
Overall, we’re underwhelmed by the Wildfire, but it’s not supposed to represent the latest and greatest in hardware and software innovation. It’s a device to make Android accessible to more people, and it’s likely to succeed at that.
Image from Engadget.
Here’s some video from TracyAndMatt.