True to earlier reports
, the HTC Wildfire S
finally has a home at T-Mobile. The carrier-phone relationship was formalized today as the magenta-colored mobile provider announced its availability on August 3rd. The device -- code-named Marvel
-- will be $80 with two-year commitment and after $50 mail-in rebate. It has all the amenities we expected, including Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), a 3.2-inch HVGA display, 512MB RAM, a Qualcomm MSM7227 600MHz CPU, and a 5 megapixel shooter. You'll be able to get the phone in white or black; the only other differences in the new version
appear to be the Swype keyboard and the inclusion of AWS bands. If you desire a handset that'll ease the pain on the thin wallet in your pocket, you have only a week to wait.
Today, T-Mobile announces the upcoming availability of the new HTC Wildfire S - a stylish and compact Android-powered handset built with simplicity in mind. The HTC Wildfire S, expected to become available on August 3 for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan (plus taxes and fees), comes equipped with the user-friendly HTC Sense experience combined with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system.
Packaged in a stylish form-factor, including a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen display, the HTC Wildfire S is perfect for browsing the Web, accessing turn-by-turn navigation, sending and receiving emails, and keeping up with family and friends via Facebook and Twitter. The new low-cost smartphone also offers essential smartphone features such as a 5-megapixel camera and video recorder and a virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype for easy text input.
The HTC Wildfire S will be available in a white color finish at T-Mobile retails stores nationwide and online at http://www.t-mobile.com. The HTC Wildfire S will also be available in a black color finish exclusively at Walmart, Sam's Club and http://www.t-mobile.com.