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.
In keeping with various manufacturers making mini versions of existing handsets HTC has joined the boat by announcing the HTC HD mini. This handset is a mini version of HTC’s HD2 which is a large touchscreen phone with a huge 4.3 inch display.Thankfully the HD mini has a more practical 3.2 inch touchscreen, but don’t be put off by the size as it has most of the features of the HD2. First up there is built in GPS, Wi-Fi and 3.5G connectivity, a 3.5mm headphone socket and a 5 megapixel camera.The HTC HD mini also runs the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system which can take care of all your application and media needs and has the HTC Sense user interface with multi-touch support to navigate the device. Measuring just 103 x 57.7 x 11.7mm and weighing 110 grams, the HTC HD mini is a compact device and data can be stored via the microSD card slot taking cards up to 16GB. HTC has announced that the HD mini should be released sometime in April but there is no word on price yet.The HTC HD mini is sure to be a hit with those people that want all of the features of the HD2 but don’t want to carry around a large device all of the time.
Announced earlier this month with the HTC Legend, the HTC Desire is an Android 2.1 device which is set to be one of the fastest Smartphones on the market when it is released sometime over the next few months.Featuring the super fast 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, 576MB of RAM and a 3.7 inch OLED touchscreen, the HTC Desire should be great at surfing the internet and playing media files as well as allowing multiple applications to run at one time. With similar styling to the Google Nexus One (also manufactured by HTC), the Desire features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, a 3.5mm headphone socket for listening to media and 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity to surf the internet. GPS is also included as is Flash 10.1 support and of course with any Google Android device there is a plethora of other application to download from the marketplace.It’s not the smallest device in the world measuring 119 x 60 x 11.9mm and weighing in at 135 grams, but it’s easily one of the fastest and feature ladened Android devices so far. HTC state that the Desire will be available from April onwards but there is no word on price yet.
To celebrate the release of HTC’s newest Android device the Tattoo, HTC are now offering a customisation service on their website. The tattoomyhtc.com website offers various designs and features, as well as offering users to upload their own pictures or designs for their one of a kind HTC Tattoo.Prices start at €11.99 for the pre-designed covers or €14.99 to design your own. This is what we came up with after a couple of minutes of playing around.
HTC today announced its second Google Android-powered mobile phone, called the HTC Magic. It also announced that Vodafone will have the exclusive rights for the device in Europe, Vodafone’s first Android-powered smartphone.Full specifications for the HTC Magic are still to be released, but we do know that the device is similarly styled to the HTC G1, but does not have a sliding QWERTY keyboard, instead opting for a full touch screen interface.Other features include a 3.2 inch touch display, HSDPA, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity and a 3.2 megapixel camera. The HTC Magic will also feature a trackball and separate navigation buttons for easy access to applications and email. It will also feature Google’s popular applications like Google Mail and Google Maps as well as access to Android Market, which allows users to download applications and games quickly and easily.HTC say that the Magic will hit stores in the spring and will initially be available in the UK, Germany, Spain and France exclusively for Vodafone customers, with other territories to follow soon after.
Yesterday, Google and T-Mobile showcased the first Google Android OS Smartphone. The device, which is called the T-Mobile G1 is set to be the first in a long line of Android powered devices and will be positioned to rival Apple’s iPhone, RIM’s Blackberry and Palm’s devices.
HTC have announced details of a new device for their Smartphone range, the HTC S740. The new device will replace the popular S730 and boasts styling similar to the Diamond Touch and Touch Pro.
The HTC S740 still retains one feature from the S730; the dual keyboards, a numerical keyboard on the front and a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard in the middle. The S740 will also feature Wi-Fi and HSPDA, a 3.2 megapixel camera and Bluetooth connection.