HTC Wildfire S – A Budget-Friendly Smartphone For Smart People

HTC Wildfire S is a smartphone with a difference. It had its launch in Europe during mid-2010. Since then it has won many users. Compact in size, the unit delivers a ton of functionality through its 3.2 inches of touch-screen with a razor sharp imaging and oodles of grunt through its Android v2.2 operating system. All this comes at an attractive, affordable price that is budget-friendly.

HTC Corp is based in Taiwan. As an Open Handset Alliance member, the company is keen to promote the Android OS. From 2009, the company has been migrating away from the Windows OS in favour of Android.

The device has been positioned in the market as successor to the successful HTC Tattoo. It has a powerful Qualcomm 528 megahertz (Mhz) processor, a 3.2 inch TFT-LCD touch-screen, Android v2.2 OS, a 5-megapixel rear camera, an in-built dimmable light, FM radio, better browsing as well as a large range of useful and enjoyable proprietary apps.

The phone is strongly supported by many telco carriers. In Europe, for instance, the unit is distributed by Virgin Mobile, Meteor, 3, Tesco Mobile, T-Mobile, Telenor, Vodafone and Play Mobile. Users will have great network coverage using the Wildfire.

HTC Wildfire comes with Adobe and Flash support to improve pinch-and-zoom page resizing, the online video experience and to make auto rotation (from portrait to landscape and back again) a breeze. The unit also has handy reference tools like a one-touch dictionary, Wikipedia lookup and language translation. Life has never been easier!

It has a great new News app that delivers breaking-news flashes right to your phone. Users can select their favourite websites and blogs and then have their latest news items zipped instantly into the palm of their hands. Staying updated is now so easy its cool – it’s never been easier.

The unit weighs only 118 grams. It is a 106.75mm short, 60.4mm wide and a mere 12.19mm thick. The unit is easy to carry, comfortable to hold and great to look at.

The Wildfire unit comes with plenty of other handy apps. Take Friend Stream; it lets you to check Flickr, Facebook and Twitter for updates, all at once on the one screen. It allows you to check the Facebook updates by your friends. Same for their Tweets and Flickr images; all quickly and easy, on the same screen. Also, you can update your own profiles on these platforms using the device.

The phone has a clever app-sharing widget allowing you to share your favourite apps by sending friends the link for downloading the app. Thousands of fun games and cool social-networking apps are available on Android Market. New apps are posted daily. There is always something new to check out.

The Foursquare app helps you and your friends to explore and find out about your town. You can earn points & get rewards for learning and sharing new cool things. The app is one of the many apps available from Android Market. The Abduction and Teeter games are two more. There are heaps more.

In short, HTC Wildfire S is more than just a smart phone. It is a powerful device that connects you with friends in more ways than just a phone call. It is also a cool, portable entertainment friend. It’s available at a budget price. Check it out.

The HTC Desire Z Is the Hottest Touch Screen-QWERTY Hybrid on the Market

Released alongside the Desire HD, the Desire Z is a spin-off of one of 2010’s best Android smartphones; the Desire. HTC have delighted fans by slapping a full QWERTY keyboard on to the back of the touch screen handset. The HTC Desire Z is loaded with messaging features and has been packed with tons of online connectivity.

The basic design of the phone is based on the Desire; however a slide out QWERTY keyboard is the key difference. HTC have provided the Desire Z with a 3.7 inch capacitive touch screen which utilises the multi-touch input method. The screen can produce over 16 million colours in a 480 x 800 pixel resolution. The keyboard is very well made and as the slide mechanism takes the keyboard away from the phone before finally settling flush with the chassis, HTC have been able to raise the individual keys for more accurate typing.

The HTC Sense UI works beautifully over the Android 2.2 OS (Froyo). The Desire Z is loaded up with the same seven-screen interface which can be pinched for a full overview, and features like FriendStream have been inherited from its successful predecessor the Desire. The spunky 800MHz processor handles the media heavy applications comfortably while multi-tasking is tackled with ease.

As standard the HTC Desire Z uses its 3G network coverage for an internet connection, however for a faster connection, Wi Fi can be used to pick up a connection from nearby WLAN hotspots. HTC have throw in an accelerometer so the UI can be switched to landscape which opens up access to the keyboard, it is also the ideal way to surf the web, as pages are displayed in a widescreen format.

It is now considered mainstream for a smartphone to integrate your social networks into your contacts list, and the Desire Z does just that. FriendStream can be given its own home screen to work from and streams information like status updates and tweets from Facebook and Twitter into one easy to use application. The Desire Z is also equipped to handle multiple e-mail inboxes and IM clients with all the mainstream e-mail and IM account providers being compatible.

The camera is a 5MP effort which is capable of filming in 720p HD, stills are captured in high resolution and all of your work can be uploaded to the web directly from the camera menu. The video player is able to playback a wide range of file types and the WVGA screen delivers gorgeous on-screen imagery every time.

The device is pre-loaded with an enhanced music player which can also play a large selection of formats and with support from a superb on-board speaker system and a 3.5mm jack the sound quality is of a high standard. The phones memory can be expanded via microSD card and access to online stores allows users to download tunes on the go.

HTC have provided satellite navigation in the form of HTC Footprints and Google which are supported by A-GPS. The HTC Desire Z has been loaded with quite a few Google goodies, but the best of all is the uncensored access to the Android Market which has an ever-growing population of applications which deliver there services in all areas of day-to-day life.

HTC are having a mighty good year; with the release of the Legend, and then the Desire, and now the dual release of the Desire HD and the topic of today’s article; the HTC Desire Z. The Taiwanese firm have a fine selection of phones in there Android stable, with all impressing in there own way, but most importantly they are all competing at the knife edge of smartphone technology.