HTC Wildfire 2 Appears In Official TV Commercial

A new HTC phone has been spotted in a promotion video, one that many believe could be the right heir to the cheap-and-cheerful Wildfire which has reached its end of life, nine months after its launch.

The video, which was sent to Engadget, shows a close up of a device that looks like the HTC Wildfire but doesn't carry any optical pad (check the video below); HTC is widely expected to refresh its range of Android handset at MWC in Barcelona next week.

The current Wildfire comes with an ageing 528MHz Qualcomm processor, Android 2.2, a 3.2-inch QVGA touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera with AF and LED flash, 384MB RAM, 512MB ROM and a 1300mAh battery.

One thing is sure, whatever was in the video is neither the A3360 nor the A3380, both being smartphones set to be launched in China; it is not the HTC Gratia as well, a phone that was expected to replace the Wildfire and was supposed to go on sale in February but carries a suggested retail price of more than £330.