Destined for our European friends, the Wildfire is a budget-friendly Android phone from HTC, with their much-loved Sense interface slicked over the top. What separates it from others is the new app-sharing widget that works on Twitter, texts or email.
It's an easy way to recommend apps to your fellow Android users, and in turn also spreads the word of HTC's devices to those unfamiliar with them—so it's not a surprising move by HTC.
Specs-wise, it has a 3.2-inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen, and 5MP camera with auto focus and LED flash, Bluetooth, GPS/AGPS, Wi-Fi, and a 3.5mm jack. ROM is 512MB, RAM 384MB, and it runs on a Qualcomm MSM7225 528 MHz processor—during a hands-on session with it the phone didn't lag noticeably, though of course that could change once it's loaded up with apps and media. Battery life is listed at a pretty average 1300mAh.
It'll load Android 2.1 when it goes on sale across Europe and Asia in the third quarter of this year, available in four different colors. [HTC]
UPDATE: Virgin Media has announced they'll be carrying the Wildfire in the UK.