HTC Wildfire S

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HTC Wildfire S/Marvel
HTC Wildfire S Viewpoints.jpg
ManufacturerHTC Corporation
SloganLive it. Love it. Share it.[1]
Compatible networksEurope/Asia:
• Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz;
• HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz;
United States: CDMA 850/1900 MHz
Australia: WCDMA 850/2100 MHz
Availability by region15 February 2011[1]
PredecessorHTC Wildfire
SuccessorHTC Explorer, HTC Desire C
Form factorSlate smartphone
Dimensions101.3 × 59.4 × 12.4 mm
3.99 × 2.34 × 0.49 in
Mass105 g (3.7 oz)
Operating systemAndroid 2.3.3 Gingerbread (upgradable to 2.3.5) with HTC Sense 2.1.
Non-official CyanogenMod ports of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.1 Jelly Bean, and 4.4.2 KitKat exist.
CPUQualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz, ARMv6 architecture
GPUAdreno 200[2]
Memory512 MB RAM
Storage512 MB (150 MB available)
Removable storagemicroSD, up to 32 GB
BatteryLi-ion 1230 mAh
Data inputsMulti-touch Capacitive touch screen.
3-axis accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Light sensor
Digital compass
Display3.2" 65,536 color TFT LCD HVGA (320 × 480) at 180 pixels per inch.
Rear camera5 Mpix, autofocus, LED flash
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with FTP/OPP, A2DP, PBAP profiles
OtherFacebook, Twitter, Skype, Microsoft Exchange, Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation
Development statusDiscontinued

The HTC Wildfire S is a smartphone developed by the HTC Corporation. The model was announced on 15 February 2011 at the Mobile World Congress[4] and released in Europe three months later.

On 14 August 2019, it was announced that the "HTC Wildfire" name had been licensed for use on the HTC Wildfire X, a phone manufactured by a third-party company and intended for the Indian market.[5]

Hardware and software[edit]

HTC Wildfire S is considered to be an update of 2010's HTC Wildfire, having a newer, 600 MHz processor by Qualcomm, support for the faster Bluetooth 3.0 specification, and a screen with double the resolution (HVGA, updated from QVGA).

The Wildfire S includes a TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen and a 5-megapixel camera.[1]

Unlike its predecessor, the Wildfire S has no trackball or trackpad.

The device runs on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread,[6] and comes with an upgrade to HTC's Sense UI.

However, by rooting, the user is able to install CyanogenMod versions of Android 4.0[7] and 4.1.


In the United Kingdom, the Wildfire S is available from several carriers, including 3 (Hutchison 3G), Vodafone, Orange, Tesco Mobile, T-Mobile and O2.

In the United States, it is available through carriers US Cellular, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile USA[8] and MetroPCS;[9] in Canada through Bell Canada and Virgin Mobile Canada; in Australia through Telstra; in New Zealand through Telecom New Zealand; and in India it is available in open market.

In Ireland, it is available through networks Meteor, eMobile, Vodafone, O2, 3 (Hutchison 3G), and Tesco Mobile.

In Bulgaria, it is available through networks Mobiltel, GLOBUL and Vivacom.

In Pakistan, it is available throughout in market and uses networks are Telenor, Ufone, Jazz and Zong.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "HTC Wildfire S Product Overview". HTC. 2011. Archived from the original on 18 October 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  2. ^ "HTC Incredible S, Desire S and Wildfire S showcased at MWC". 18 February 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  3. ^ "HTC Wildfire S to launch on 13 May in the UK, starts at 230 quid". 11 April 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 April 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "The HTC Wildfire is back, and HTC has almost nothing to do with it". Circuit Breaker. 24 August 2019. Archived from the original on 14 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Support: Software update: HTC Wildfire S". T-Mobile Support. Archived from the original on 17 September 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Android 4.0 ICS for HTC Wildfire S! (LeWa OS + CM9)". HTC Wildfire S Blog. 13 June 2012. Archived from the original on 31 December 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Virgin Mobile USA". Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  9. ^ MetroPCS Archived 11 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine

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