HTC Wildfire

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HTC Wildfire (aka HTC Buzz)
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Manufacturer HTC Corporation
Slogan Bring your friends to you
Predecessor HTC Tattoo
Successor HTC Wildfire S
Type Slate smartphone
Form factor Candybar smartphone
Dimensions 106.75 (4.2) × 60.4 (2.4) × 12.19 (0.48) mm (in)
Weight 118 g (4.2 oz)
Operating system Android 2.1 (Eclair) with HTC Sense Upgradable to 2.2 and 2.2.1 via HTC or 2.3.3 and 2.3.7 via CyanogenMod7 or CyanogenMod7.2. (Stable) or Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) via CyanogenMod 9. (Stable, camera working with the use of power button, No panoramic mode or Youtube)
CPU Qualcomm MSM7225 528 MHz (Overclocked 768 Mhz)
Memory 512 MB ROM, 384 MB RAM
Removable storage Supports up to 32 GB microSD
Battery Li-ion 1300 mAh
Data inputs Multi-touch with HTC Sense interface
Display 3.2 in (8.1 cm) TFT LCD QVGA 240 × 320 capacitive touchscreen
Rear camera 5 Megapixel autofocus with LED flash and Geotagging
Connectivity Europe/Asia Pacific: HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz (A3333) or 850/2100 MHz (A3335) or 850/1900 MHz (A3334, also called "Wildfire A"); GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; Wi-Fi (802.11b/g); Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR;
Other Proximity sensor, FM Radio, Facebook, Twitter, MS Exchange, compass, GPS, A-GPS, Google turn-by-turn navigation, Full Flash support enabled / FlashLite

The HTC Wildfire is a smartphone developed by the HTC Corporation, that was announced on 17 May 2010[1] and released in Europe in June of the same year.[2] It is powered by a 528 MHz Qualcomm processor and runs the Android operating system, version 2.2. It includes an TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen and a 5-megapixel camera. It has been described as a "Mini HTC Desire", and is perceived to be a follow-up model to the previous year's Tattoo.

Availability[edit]

In Europe, the carriers announced are Meteor, Play Mobile, T-Mobile, 3 (Hutchison 3G), Vodafone, Telenor,[3] Tesco Mobile and Virgin Mobile.[4][5]

In Australia, the carrier announced is Telstra.[6] The Telstra branded HTC Wildfire is a special version supporting 850 MHz/2100 MHz UMTS, with the model number A3335.

In Taiwan, the carrier announced is Taiwan Mobile.[7]

In Malaysia, the carrier announced is Maxis.[8]

In Mexico, the carrier announced is Iusacell however it has been incorrectly marked as HTC Desire A.[9]

Name[edit]

The name "Wildfire" was decided in a poll on Facebook,[10] which resulted in 50% of the votes for "Wildfire" and 24% for "Zeal" which came in second place.

Wildfire S[edit]

Main article: HTC Wildfire S

The HTC Wildfire S is a refresh version, which features many enhancements, including a screen with double the resolution of the Wildfire.

Software updates[edit]

HTC announced in June 2010 that the HTC Wildfire was on their list of phones to receive the Android 2.2 "Froyo" update. The update to Android 2.2 includes support for USB tethering, enhanced bluetooth support, multiple keyboard languages, Wi-Fi hotspot tethering and more. However, live wallpapers and Adobe Flash Player support in the browser will not be supported.[11]

A leaked build of Android 2.2 and 2.2.1 subsequently surfaced from China and Europe respectively, but with limited language support. It was modified and released by developers on the XDA Forums. In addition to this, several unofficial builds based on AOSP 2.2.1 and 2.3 have also surfaced on XDA.

On the morning of 20 December 2010, the 2.2 update was released as a modified build of the HTC Glacier's code. Many customers were surprised at the news, some previously so much as speculating that it would not appear, as the majority of Wildfire users had been waiting in anticipation for the update (heightened by limited news on the subject from HTC) since mid-2010.[12][13][14][15]

Customers with unlocked HTC Wildfires received the update first, followed by operator-locked users that received the update shortly after the original release.[16][17]

Key software availability[edit]

Software Availability
Email Reader Yes
Play Store Yes
Voice Search Yes (requires download)
Photo Search Yes (requires download)
Turn-by-turn GPS Navigation Yes
Google Maps Yes
Google Latitude Yes
QR Code Reader Yes (requires download)

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