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HTC Wildfire Coming To T-Mobile and 3 UK

Both 3 UK and T-Mobile have announced that they will be bringing the newly announced HTC Wildfire Android-based smartphone to their existing and prospective customers.

While 3 UK did not actually say when the phone would be available, T-Mobile (opens in new tab) was more forthcoming and said on Twitter that it would be taking pre-orders from the 14th of June.

The phone is already on the coming soon section of T-Mobile's website and June appears in direct contradiction with HTC's claims that the device would only be available towards the third quarter of the year.

3 UK's Sylvia Chind, Head of Branded Devices (opens in new tab), said in a statement that the company would be announcing dates and pricing shortly before adding that "staying in touch on the move a strong 3G network like ours is necessary".

The phone is essentially a smaller version of the uber-popular HTC Desire; it comes with Android 2.1 Eclair and HTC Sense plus packs a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen, a five megapixel camera, WiFi, GPS and a microSD card slot.

Virgin media announced yesterday that it would sell the HTC smartphone; we do however believe that the Desire still is the best HTC smartphone deal on the market especially if you don't mind calling your network operator.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.