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HTC Wildfire – low cost Android handset

The HTC Wildfire can be seen as a higher specification HTC Tattoo or a downscaled HTC Desire, but is positioned to bring the Google Android handset to the mass market. This device features the HTC Sense user interface, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity and a 3.2 touchscreen display.

The HTC Wildfire also features an optical trackpad for alternative navigation through the phone and a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus and smile detection. There is also a 3.5mm headphone socket for listening to audio and video files and a microSD card slot capable of holding microSd cards up to 32GB.

The HTC Wildfire will be available in four colours, black, brown, red and white and will have social networking integration as well as access to the Android Market with thousands of downloadable applications and games.

There is no news on how much this device will cost, but is expected to come out sometime in July here in the UK. HTC mobile phones have taken quite a bit of the market share over the past couple of years and the Wildfire is sure to persuade those looking for a cheaper alternative to the HTC Desire.