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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: June 5, 2010 @ 11:19 am

    Coming soon: The HTC Wildfire

    Ciara O'Brien

    HTC recently unveiled its latest handset. In case you missed it, here’s the short video on the HTC Wildfire

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    I have to admit, I really like HTC phones, particularly the Android ones. The HTC Wildfire is another Android device version 2.1 with HTC Sense. It also has some good features such as the new caller ID mode; not only does it include the name and number of the person calling, but you can also link it to their Facebook page so you can see their status on the screen.

    It also has an FM radio built in, and full Flash support for online video.

    • Kynos says:

      They’re amazing phones. Saw a few that some of my UK colleagues have. Beautiful interfaces so easy to use read and see. Have to get one.

    • I’ve seen a couple of them – reviewed the Desire on Vodafone and the Legend. Both pretty impressive.

      The only downside to Android at the moment is that there is no paid Android Market apps available to Irish users. That’s supposed to be remedied soon, as far as I can make out. Until then though, the free apps are holding me.

    • Kynos says:

      Can’t remember which one he has but a colleague from the UK showed me this great game he has on his HTC. Sort of a ball you have to manoeuvre through a maze without losing it down any of the holes, sorta little game we used have as kids only in lo-tech wood and plastic. But on the HTC this is amazingly realistic. 3D graphics and you even feel the ‘bump’ of the ball around the sides of the phone! You manoeuvre it by tilting and tipping the device, must have an excellent accelerometer it is so sensitive. And it’s pretty much all screen. When you read a document it is amazingly like paper and ink. Really a beautiful product. I should be nicer about the iPad I guess, what I’ve seen of it so far’s impressive. Just something about Apple’s hype annoys me. It still has lacks and the ones I mentioned are doubtless very picky but still, it ain’t everything yet.