HTC Wildfire S smartphone has been launched in India for Rs 14,700.
It is the smallest phone among the HTC smartphones, measuring just 10.13 cm long and 5.94 cm wide. The phone has an average 3.2 inch touchscreen that produces pictures at 320 x 480 resolution. It is available in two colours, dark grey and silver white.
The Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread based phone is powered by a 600 Mhz processor and a RAM of 512 MB.
Its HTC Sense user interface comes with a variety of enhancements. HTC Sense also includes a new integrated online e-reading experience utilising a new e-book store powered by Kobo and a new, mobile-optimised e-reader that offers the ability to highlight, annotate and quickly search for definitions or translate unfamiliar terms.
The phone features a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus, which is also capable of recording HD videos. One can also edit images with a variety of fun camera effects.
With HTC Locations, a new differentiated online mapping experience, people can have instant, on-demand mapping without download delays or incurring mobile roaming charges.
It has an expandable microSD memory slot and support for a variety of audio and video formats.
“The HTC Wildfire S is a stylish looking smartphone, offering fantastic value-for-money and great features, and we are delighted to launch it in India,” said Faisal Siddiqui, country manager, HTC India. “The HTC Wildfire has been among our best selling devices in India. Hence, we are extremely excited and positive that the HTC Wildfire S will garner a tremendous response from Indian mobile phone users”, he added.
For connectivity, the Wildfire S standard micro USB, 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and internal GPS antenna.
It has a 1230 mAh battery that the company claims would provide 360 hours of standby time on 2G and 570 hours on 3G as well as up to 7 hours of talktime on 2G and 5 hours on 3G.