Telstra adds HTC Wildfire smartphone to its Android catalogue

HTC Wildfire described as the "Desire's little brother."

HTC's Wildfire is the first smartphone offered by Telstra on a prepaid plan.

HTC's Wildfire is the first smartphone offered by Telstra on a prepaid plan.

Telstra today unveiled its first smartphone on a Next G prepaid plan, the Android-powered HTC Wildfire.

Described by HTC as the "Desire's little brother", in reference to the flagship HTC Desire, the HTC Wildfire boasts similar features and functions in a smaller, more affordable package.

HTC's sales and marketing director Anthony Petts said the HTC Wildfire is aimed at youth and social networkers, and marks the "transition into smartphones."

"The HTC Wildfire addresses the social networking generation — those younger audiences who want to bring their friends closer to them through app sharing and the integration of social networks — all at a cost-effective price."

The HTC Wildfire features a 3.2in capacitive touch screen], a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash and HTC's Sense UI, the same user interface seen on the HTC Desire.

New features on the HTC Wildfire include a "next generation caller ID" function that allows you to see Facebook updates and birthday information when making or receiving a call, the ability to import contacts and calendar entries from your old mobile phone via Bluetooth, as well as HTC's Sync software for music synchronisation with your PC.

The HTC Wildfire also has Swype text input preinstalled — an option that allows you to slide your fingers over the letters you want to type in a single motion, letting the software work out the word you are trying to write.

The HTC Wildfire is available exclusively through Telstra until 15 November. It can be purchased outright for $349 on a prepaid plan from 6 September, and is also available for $0 upfront on Telstra's $49 Next G cap plan over 24 months. The HTC Wildfire is locked to Telstra if purchased outright.

The HTC Wildfire comes in black and white variants, with the latter exclusively sold through Fone Zone stores on post-paid plans until 28 September, before it is available from all Telstra stores and partners.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags smartphonesTelstraAndroidhtcmobile phonesGoogle Androidnext gGoogle Android phonesHTC Wildfire

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

Good Gear Guide
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?