HTC is doing its best, unlike Motorola, to keep the promise Peter Chou made with regards to unlocking bootloaders. Several different phone models are now unlockable via the HTCdev website, among which all devices released after September 2011, and even prior to that date.
According to a recent tweet, new phones have been added to the unlock list. If you have an HTC Wildfire S, Wildfire, Salsa, Merge, or Desire, you can now unlock its bootloader — given that you understand the risks and that it will void your warranty. However, that never stopped the community so if you [...]
Along with the recent update that HTC brought to the European version of their Incredible S, they’ just launched updates for more devices on their line-up. If you’re currently rocking an HTC Desire HD, your device will be updated to Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, which includes a couple of bug fixes. The only cool thing about the update is the fact that HTC upgrades your device to their latest HTC Sense 3.0.
If your device is an HTC Wildfire S, you’ll also get bumped to Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, though sadly you’ll only go as far as HTC Sense 2.1 for now. [...]
We’ve already seen the recent Bit9 study which unveiled popular Android smartphones being vulnerable to malware exploits and hacking attempts and now it’s time for a North Carolina State University research to raise a couple of questions regarding pre-installed software.
Researchers Michael Grace, Yajin Zhou, Zhi Wang, and Xuxian Jiang at NCSU analyzed popular smartphones: HTC Legend, HTC EVO 4G, HTC Wildfire S, Motorola Droid, Motorola Droid X, Samsung Epic 4G, Google Nexus One and Google Nexus S. The research found that while the model implementation of Android on [...]
A couple days ago, we got an early look at the LG Optimus Slider as it will come to Virgin Mobile, thanks to Best Buy launching the phone’s product page a little early. Back then, we still didn’t have any idea of the release plans for the handset. Virgin Mobile’s now here with the answers we seek, revealing all in its formal announcement of the Optimus Slider, alongside the HTC Wildfire S.
The Optimus Slider may be better-known to you as the LG Enlighten on Verizon, a Gingerbread-running QWERTY slider with an 800MHz processor. It sports a 3.2-inch HVGA screen [...]
Lately we’ve gotten accustomed to high-end, expensive smartphones. The low-end is still primarily populated with the “dumb” flip-style phones. Apple has opted for selling older versions of its iPhone as “entry level”. HTC, on the other hand, has decided to offer slower, less feature-rich phones as their entry-level models.
Such is the case with the modestly spec’d HTC Wildfire S, a very compact, reasonably priced smartphone, powered by Android and HTC’s own Sense UI. Originally released in May 2011, the Wildfire S is a relative new-comer [...]
The HTC Wildfire S has been around for quite a while in Europe and Asia, but it’s only recently made its debut in the United States. Released by T-Mobile, HTC’s Wildfire S is a compact, entry-level, Android-powered smartphone with a small screen, and a “slow” processor.
In this in-depth, detailed video we’ll look at all the built-in apps, HTC’s Sense UI, and run some benchmarks to see just how well this little phone performs.
The HTC Wildfire S is the latest Android-powered smartphone I’ve had the opportunity to review. Generally I’ll shoot an unboxing and hardware overview video, spend a day or two using the phone, shoot a video using the phone’s camcorder, then start getting into the software and performance metrics to wrap up the review.
This time, however, I ran into some technical “difficulties” that set me back a few days. The problem? I could only shoot 480p video with the phone. I factory-reset a few times only to have the same problem. I dug and dug to see if [...]
The Wildfire S is a very small, reasonably inexpensive Android-powered phone from HTC, now available for T-Mobile USA. It runs Android 2.3.3 with HTC Sense 2.1 on a 600MHz processor (you read that correctly). What’s amazing is it’s pretty snappy, looks great, feels good in-hand, and does a lot of things that only the expensive, high-end Android-phones do.
In this video we’ll unbox this little guy, take a look at what comes with it, and do a hardware walk-around. We’ll save software and bench-marking for our next video (so make sure you have subscribed to [...]
After hearing only rumors of HTC’s Wildfire S landing on T-Mobile in the US, we finally saw the smartphone in a render with T-Mobile branding back near the end of last month. Just a day later, the official announcement was upon us, setting the handset up for an August 3 release. Sure as sugar, the Wildfire S is now available at T-Mobile for just $80, after rebate, on-contract.
Make no mistake: the Wildfire S is far from the top of HTC’s lineup, but it’s not exactly aimed at the smartphone elite, either. Though the feature set is a bit limited, this Android is [...]
HTC has launched the Wildfire S, refresh to the original Wildfire, with the occasion of this year’s MWC in Barcelona and the phone has since passed FCC en-route to AT&T as well as T-Mobile — even wearing the carrier logo.
It now appears that the mid-range Taiwanese phone has visited the Commission again, this time showing off its CDMA support. Taking into consideration that the leaked U.S. Cellular rebate form mentioned the Wildfire S, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the phone on the carrier soon, and who knows, maybe even on other network operators [...]
We just got word that T-Mobile US will be offering the HTC Wildfire S to it’s customers on August 3rd for $79.99 with a two year service contract. It’s not as feature-packed as the HTC Sensation that’s also available on T-Mobile, but it’s quite a bit less expensive, and you’ll still get that great HTC Sense experience on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.
Today, T-Mobile announces the upcoming availability of the new HTC Wildfire S – a stylish and compact Android-powered handset built with simplicity in mind. The HTC Wildfire S, [...]
For several months now, we’ve been watching the HTC Wildfire S, which had been rumored to be coming to T-Mobile in the States. A phone that we believe could be that T-Mobile edition of the Wildfire S showed at the FCC earlier this month, but we still lacked any evidence really tying the smartphone to the carrier. Now we’ve finally gotten our first look at the Wildfire S in T-Mobile livery, all but confirming the handset for the carrier.
Still, there’s something not quite right here. Despite what’s clearly the Wildfire S with T-Mobile badging, the leaked [...]
If a leaked U.S. Cellular rebate form previously tipped on the HTC Desire II and Wildfire S, among others, coming to the carrier, the entire Q3-Q4 line-up has been recently leaked and made public.
The image with the two phones above is just part of the leak AndroidCentral published and it includes some interesting phones. First we have the Motorola Electrify, your Motorola Photon, with its dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 4.3-inch qHD display, eight-megapixel camera and Android 2.3, allegedly coming October. Next up is the LG Optimus Black and its ultra-bright “NOVA” [...]
A month ago U.S. Cellular told the world about its plans to bring seven Android phones and one Windows Phone to its line-up this year. From these, three will be made by HTC and if we take the one Taiwanese Windows Phone out there are only two HTC Android phones left.
According to the image above — which is really a leaked U.S. Cellular rebate form — we know that the carrier is preparing the HTC Desire II and the HTC Wildfire S. The Desire II is really the Desire S, follow-up to the popular HTC Desire, with a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 768MB of RAM, 1.1GB of ROM, and a [...]
About two months ago, we started hearing rumors that HTC’s mid-to-low-range Wildfire S might be interested in making its way over to T-Mobile. It certainly wouldn’t make many waves when it arrived, but there’s always room for a solid value-priced option to balance out all the bleeding-edge handsets on the horizon. At the time, that was nothing but a rumor, with a blurrycam image of the phone to go along with it. Thanks to the publication of some recent FCC documentation, we have our first sliver of evidence that points to there being some truth in that [...]
Get ready for some new additions to HTC’s lineup on T-Mobile; a recently-uncovered job posting has confirmed that T-Mobile is planning an event to launch three new HTC smartphones on June 8.
The posting is eliciting those with a knack for smartphones to help the company show off these three unnamed HTC models at an event taking place in Houston, TX. We learned a couple weeks back that T-Mobile was planning to launch the Sensation 4G on June 8, so that’s likely to be the highlight of this event. Heck, there have been signs of a June 8 launch for the Sensation going [...]
We all love source codes manufacturers publish because the community can take a look inside, report bugs for future version improvements, get inspiration and bits, extract stuff to make it available and all the good things a source can bring.
HTC has released the sources for the Droid Incredible 2, Wildfire S and Desire HD. The Verizon Droid Incredible 2 is basically the HTC Incredible S — which saw its own source made public already. The HTC Wildfire S is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 2.1 and the Desire HD already had its own source being published but [...]
Despite being headquartered in neighboring Taiwan, HTC has had a minimal presence in China up until recently, with the world’s largest market usually being denied cutting-edge handsets. That has started to change recently, first with a rebranded Incredible S, and now, it seems, with the Wildfire S — apparently headed to China Telecom — and flagship HTC Sensation, which appears destined for China Mobile.
These models will likely receive slight makeovers and new model numbers for these Chinese operators, although specs and basic functionality should remain [...]
Together with all the other S devices — Desire S and Incredible S — HTC has also launched the Wildfire S with the occasion of this year’s Mobile World Congress and rumor has it it will be part of T-Mobile’s line-up.
According to TmoNews, the Wildfire S, also codenamed HTC Marvel might be part of T-Mobile’s portfolio of Android smartphones. The Wildfire S features a 3.2-inch HVGA 480 x 320 display, packs a 600MHz CPU with 512MB of RAM and ROM and it looks to be a sweet but low-end, budget Android smartphone, follow-up to the original [...]
We just saw HTC’s Wildfire S pass through the FCC certification process, this time with the added support for AT&T’s 3G and GSM frequencies, indicating the device may be headed to AT&T’s network soon. It has been available for pre-order from various European sources, but is not yet released.
Running a 600MHz CPU paired with 512MB RAM and Android Gingerbread, the device comes equipped to run the latest apps, but perhaps not the more processor-intensive ones. With a 3.2-inch HVGA 480×320 display and 512MB ROM, this smartphone fits squarely into the [...]
The HTC 7 Pro is known as the HTC Arrive in the US thanks to Sprint — as well as its CDMA support — and the device looks to be landing soon at Cellular South together with the HTC Desire II — basically the Desire S — and the Wildifre S.
The information comes from a screen grab of what looks to be the carrier’s system in which the three devices are listed. Calling the Desire S the Desire II is nothing out of the ordinary — just remember the HTC Incredible S is called the Incredible II with Verizon — which makes us wonder why the Wildfire [...]
The last time we got an update on HTC’s Wildfire S, a lower-end Android handset we were able to take a look at during the Mobile World Congress, pre-orders were being accepted for the phone in anticipation of a late May release date. There may be a chance for the phone to arrive even earlier than that, as Vodafone in the UK has just added the phone to its site, labeled “coming soon”.
While the Wildfire S may have some hardware specs that don’t measure up to other Android models, we came away with a positive impression of the phone. Despite only packing a [...]