An Overview of the HTC Wildfire

Following hot on the heels of previous models the Legend and Desire, HTC have unveiled their latest handset, the Wildfire, a phone designed to have the same excellent functionality of its predecessors but at a more affordable price.

The HTC Wildfire is an Android handset running on the 2.1 platform and operating on the superb HTC Sense user interface. What sets Sense apart from other interfaces are its stylish looks and functional menu systems. It supports various features that truly make using the phone an easy and enjoyable experience.

One such feature is the Friendstream function, which gathers information and statuses from your friends from various social networking sites and puts them all together in one easy to read, easily manageable place. The Leap feature also allows to access all of the various homescreens immediately by placing them neatly on one screen so its easy to choose what one you want rather than continually swiping your finger across the screen.

Flash format is also supported with Sense. The whole phone is really geared around the widget theme with applications available for everything you can imagine from news flashes to the people widget which allows you to group friends together directly from your homescreen. The processor that powers everything along smoothly is a 528mHz affair and does the job more than adequately. A microSD card slot allows memory to be expanded to upto 32GB on top of the 512MB that is built in to the phone.

The HTC Wildfire is a well designed handset, managing to fit a 3.2″ TFT screen within the relatively compact 106.7 x 60.4 x 12.9 mm dimensions. The phone sits comfortably in the hand thanks to the light 115g weight coupled with the nicely curved design. The screen itself displays a 240 x 320 resolution and thanks to it being a capacitive touchscreen it is also incredibly responsive.

An optical trackpad is also included to make navigating around websites easy. The screen is multi touch and thus supports pinch and zoom technology, much easier than having a separate zoom bar. A 5 million pixel camera is fitted on the phone which benefits from also having an LED flash and an autofocus function. The Wildfire includes an easy to use gallery which gives you a user friendly overview of all the photos you have taken.

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