HTC seems to be playing out a balancing act between Windows Mobile smartphones as well as handsets that are powered by the Google Android operating system, but lately the company seem to be trending more towards the latter with a slew of Android phones rolling out, while Windows Mobile has taken a backseat. This could be due to the fact that Windows Phone 7 isn’t out just yet for the masses to consume, so HTC might as well make the best out of the entire situation by releasing phones that folks want to look at, right? Their latest attempt is known as the HTC Wildfire, where it is another HTC Sense-based Android phone which will integrate the most popular social networks, following in the footsteps of the HTC Desire while ensuring its signature HTC Sense experience remains accessible to a younger demographic.
The HTC Sense will bring all your communications into a single place, regardless of which social networking tool/site fan you’re of, comprising of Facebook, Twitter, text messages, images or email, making sure that you are always in the loop whenever your friends start some sort of chatter. Of course, all of these will come to naught if you do not happen to subscribe to a decent data package, because paying per kilobyte is absolutely not cool, and you might just end up with a heart attack at the end of the month after taking a look at the bill that arrives in your mailbox.
All contacts viewed in the HTC Wildfire’s address book will also comprise of a thread of recent communications with that person, and that includes when you last spoke, recent text messages and emails, and social network updates. Whenever your friend gives you a call, the HTC Caller ID will display their Facebook profile photo and latest update, alongside a birthday reminder should that day on the calendar be right up the corner. Not only that, a new app sharing widget lets you recommend an application by email, text message or over social networks, where your friends will be “spammed” by a link so to speak, as they can find the application on the Android Market with a single click and download it to their phone. There is no word on pricing or availability, but the new HTC Wildfire will be headed towards major European and Asian markets from Q3 2010 onwards.