T-Mobile is offering the HTC Wildfire from as little as £15 per month, undercutting the competition by as much as £10; the deals though are online only and surprisingly cannot be obtained directly from T-Mobile's website.
Instead, users have to go to third party websites such as Mobilephonesdirect where the phone can be had with 300 anytime minutes, 300 texts, mobile internet and £30 free accessories with a total cost of ownership, over two years, of £360.
The HTC Desire is available on £25 monthly contracts with the same amount of minutes & texts and the £10 difference will sway people either side. That said, given the Wildfire costs around £220 on PAYG on its own, a TCO of £360 turns out to be a pretty good value for money.
The Wildfire, which many consider to be a simpler, smaller version of the HTC Desire, is powered by Android OS v2.1, has a 3.2-inch QVGA touchscreen, a Qualcomm MSM processor running at 528MHz, GPS, a built in accelerometer, a microSD card slot, an optical trackball and a 5-megapixel Autofocus camera.
The Wildfire will face the likes of the LG Pop GD510, the Samsung Delphi B3410 or the Nokia 5530. That said, the HTC HD Mini, which has similar specifications, may well be its biggest competitor.