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HTC Wildfire combines advanced technology with attractive aesthetics

Smartphone giant HTC recently launched the Wildfire, one of its most technologically advanced smartphones to date; however, this phone is surprisingly affordable, despite its spec list that includes features like v2.1 (Eclair) of the Android operating system.

More compact than comparable phones like the HTC Desire, the Wildfire is just 12mm thick and weighs just 118 grams. Its light weight and compact size make it a pocketable offering. The look and feel is similar to its HTC peers, with a thumb-operated trackpad located below the screen.

The 3.2-inch TFT capacitive touch screen offers a display of up to 16 million colors, thanks to a pixel configuration of 240×320. This results in stunning display quality of on-screen content while providing an interactive method for navigating the HTC Sense UI. To view videos and photos in portrait or landscape format, an accelerometer sensor is built into the screen that automatically flips the image based on the phone’s position.

Users receive alerts about incoming calls and text messages thanks to a combination of vibration and ringing. The option to assign MP3 music files as ringtones means that users can personalize their phone and listen to the song of their choice every time the phone rings. Hands-free communication is easily achieved thanks to a built-in speakerphone system. A 3.5mm audio jack is also provided which can accommodate hands-free headsets and headphones for listening to music tracks through the internal media player.

Along with its internal storage and memory of 384MB RAM and 512MB ROM, a micro SD card slot is also included. This allows a memory card of up to 32 GB to be installed anywhere, offering the possibility of storing a large amount of data, be it photo albums or music collections. The internal phonebook features the ever popular photo call feature which allows you to assign a photo to each and every contact within the phonebook.

Various connectivity options make the HTC Wildfire ideal for browsing the web, as well as making calls and sending messages. GPRS and EDGE (class 10) provide the main methods of cellular network connection. Access to the World Wide Web is offered through an HSDPA connection (in areas covered by 3G) and Wi-Fi. The latter takes advantage of the signals provided by wireless Internet routers and uses them to create a faster Internet browsing experience, at speeds similar to what you might expect to achieve with your broadband connection at home or in the office. Additional connectivity options include Bluetooth and microUSB.

A top-tier 5-megapixel digital camera is included as part of the package. This impressive piece of hardware provides excellent quality still images while also offering the ability to record video footage. Both image capture methods support image enhancement features, such as various zoom and flash options, which are intended to improve the quality of the results and simplify the task of capturing/recording them.

The HTC Wildfire offers technology and specifications that can easily rival other smartphones available today. Given its amazing price and the great contract deals available on various networks, the HTC Wildfire looks to be a winner.

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