The HTC Wildfire bears a close resemblance to its bigger brother, the HTC Desire, and yet packs nearly as much tech in its downsized case. Its smaller size makes for a more comfortable user experience whilst the slightly reduced touchscreen will only be missed by lovers of hi-def video.
Running on the fantastically popular Android (2.1) OS the phone comes with 384MB of internal memory (expandable up to 32GB through microSD) and is powered by a speedy 528Mhz processor. The Wildfire uses HTC's Sense UI, allowing for seven fully-customisable home screens, and includes the FriendStream application that seamlessly gathers and displays content from social networks (like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr) into one organised stream of updates.
When a friend calls, HTC caller ID displays their Facebook profile photo and latest update, plus it keeps a thread of previous communications in the address book. With support for push email, Instant Messaging and MMS, the Wildfire has all the communication bases covered.
The phone certainly doesn't skimp on the camera either with the same 5MP snapper which is seen on the Desire, featuring LED flash and autofocus.
Geo tag your photos and get directions to and from anywhere thanks to the A-GPS powered Google Maps.
When business turns to pleasure, a top-notch media player, stereo FM radio, games and web browser are all included, and with a fast 7.2Mps HSDPA net connection, plus Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, the HTC Wildfire is nearly everything the HTC Desire is, yet it won't blow a hole in your wallet!
Buymobilephones.net sells the HTC Wildfire with 300m, 300t and unlimited internet booster for £15 per month on a two year contract.