HTC Wildfire S Android phone (preview)

HTC Wildfire S preview: HTC's budget Wildfire Android phone gets some modest upgrades

HTC has opted for evolution rather than revolution in its latest Android phones, and the HTC Wildfire S — a successor to the original Wildfire smartphone — is no exception.

Read our original HTC Wildfire review and check out other top HTC phones.

Unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain, the HTC Wildfire S is a very similar phone to its predecessor. It has the same 3.2in, capacitive touchscreen and 5-megapixel camera as its predecessor, with a minor RAM increase (512MB compared to 384MB) and a slightly faster processor (600MHz compared to 528MHz) the biggest changes under the hood.

The HTC Wildfire S is also smaller and lighter than the original model, and has an improved screen resolution. The main other improvement centres around the software; the Wildfire S runs the latest 2.3 Gingerbread version of Google's Android platform along with the latest version of HTC's Sense user interface. 2.3 Gingerbread offers a revamped keyboard, better copy and paste, improved power management, and a slicker user interface as improvements over previous versions of Android.

The current HTC Wildfire is sold in Australia exclusively through Telstra, but HTC is yet to announce any pricing or carrier details for the Wildfire S.

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