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August 02, 2010

HTC Wildfire lands, gets priced

Just been informed by an authorized HTC phone reseller that the HTC Wildfire is already available in the Philippines with a selling price of Php15,500.

The HTC Wildfire is often referred to as the HTC Desire Mini for similarities in design but with slightly lower specs.

HTC Wildfire specs:
Qualcomm MSM 7225 528MHz processor
3.2″ TFT display @ 240×320 pixels
384MB RAM, 512MB ROM
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
3G/HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
5MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash
FM Radio with RDS
GPS w/ aGPS support
1300mAh Li-Ion battery

Actually the specs are very much similar to that of the HTC Hero, except for the bump in the on-board RAM (384MB vs. 288MB), which is probably why the Wildfire comes with Android 2.1 Eclair and the Hero is still at version 1.5. With the current price of the HTC Hero in the upwards of Php20k+, I think the HTC Wildfire with a price of Php15,500 will toss it off the store shelves.

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46 Responses to “HTC Wildfire lands, gets priced”

  1. patrickross
    Twitter: PSEspiritu
    says:

    @Abe: HTC Hero is now running on Android 2.1 (Eclair). If it was shipped with 1.6, an OTA upgrade was already made available. My Hero has been on 2.1 for a while.

    Oh, and for everyone: HTC is known to release updates later than most manufacturers. At this time, not all Hero users were provided with the 2.1 OTA Upgrade. I think Orang (UK) users are still having problems.

  2. Miguel
    Twitter: mparazgmail.com
    says:

    @manong I believe the Samsung Spica is capacitive, and HVGA 320×480, at a lower price.

    Can someone compare Spica vs Wildfire?

  3. prosopagnosia says:

    sir abe… can you do a review of this phone??

    and lastly can you do a comparison review about the HTC Wildfire , Samsung Spica and the upcoming Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 in the future??

    thank you!

  4. manong says:

    @miguel

    samsung spica is capacitive but not multi-touch…

    http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=2965&idPhone2=3337

  5. beef says:

    @John Ray Cabrera: HTC designs its phones so that you can only landscape in one direction.. counter clockwise (track button on the right), and they don’t do “upside down”… It’s a design decision they made that I wish they would change.

    @Patrickross: I feel your pain.. I wish HTC released updates sooner, but unfortunately with the HTC Sense UI (which is why people get HTC over other similarly spec’d phones)they have lots more extra work to do before they can release an update (testing and debugging the customizations and all).

    We can at least take heart that it’s better than Samsung, who rather than update a phone, would much prefer to release a new model for you to buy.

    My consistent suggestion for those who ask, if you want bleeding edge, front-of-the-line updates you should get a Nexus One. But if you just want a nice phone, get what “speaks to you” and be happy with it for what it is.

  6. Rattattoie says:

    Sir Yugatech,

    asking for information where the price of 15,500 pesos for this phone can be found?
    where and what is the name of the store,
    thank you in advance
    I really want to get an android phone.
    Newbie here

  7. jp says:

    I’ve been waiting for this phone as well, saw it priced at p16k cash, p17k card sa park square.

    read a lot of reviews about this phone, and here’s the cons i remember.

    resolution. poor web text and videos.

    web page loading speed (it was compared side by side sa desire, sobrang layo ng loading time). crashes on web browsing.

    network issue? (review wasn’t sure if it was due to the carrier or the phone – dropped calls and lagged messages regardless kahit malakas ung signal. more on messages, hours bago dumating and a lot of message sending failed.

    “doesn’t do HTC sense justice”. can’t expound, just a comment from a user.

    here’s another phone i’ve been waiting for.
    http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=3395&idPhone2=3337

    wildfire kaya or ito?

  8. gj says:

    I can’t recall the exact price of wildfire at HTC SM North, it’s around Php17,690 – Php17,700. I thought the street price is Php15,500…

  9. yuga says:

    Here’s the store selling it for Php15,500 — topelectronics.multiply.com

  10. nasty says:

    hi sir ask q lang kung magkakaroon pa ba ng update ang wildfire?

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