Vodafone has started to sell the HTC Wildfire, unofficially known as the HTC Desire Mini, for as little as £20 per month with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB worth of data allowance (but no Wi-Fi it seems), all wrapped in a two year contract agreement.
The Wildfire (opens in new tab) comes with an older Qualcomm MSM processor, a 3.2-inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen with pinch-to-zoom feature, a 5-megapixel camera (like its big brothers), Wi-Fi, GPS, microSD card reader weighs only 118g and packs HTC's own social networking aggregator application, Friend Stream.
As expected, it comes with Android 2.1 and HTC's proprietary UI, Sense. Interestingly, the Wildfire costs the same as the HTC Legend at Vodafone but the former comes with only 100 minutes. A number of other operators have already announced that they will stock the phone but only Vodafone currently sells it.
That said, the price of the HTC Wildfire is dangerously close to the HTC Desire. T-Mobile sells the former HTC flagship handset for a piffy £25 per month with 600 minutes, 500 texts and 1GB internet, only a fiver extra per month.