Design: Oh the Colors!
The HTC Wildfire is much like the HTC Desire when it comes to looks and its candy bar body. However, the feel is somewhat different and more like the Tattoo; ultimately, the Wildfire is a mixture of both. The HTC Wildfire is slightly shorter than the Desire at 4.2 inches tall and slightly wider at 2.4 inches, which is .04 inches wider and the Wildfire is only a millimeter thicker, but because of its shorter stature, it does seem much “fatter" somehow. Because this is a full touchscreen smartphone, the Wildfire has no physical keyboard. However, the full onscreen QWERTY of most HTC smartphones does the job intended and this one is sure to be no different. As for the weigh-in, the HTC Wildfire comes in at 4.6 ounces complete with battery.
The HTC Wildfire comes in an array of colors including red, white, black and brown. The touchscreen, which is a capacitive 3.2 inch, takes up almost the entire front of the smartphone. However, considering the screen size, one would think it would offer a better resolution because at 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA-which is part of the low price factor), the screen tends to struggle a bit when displaying graphics, photos and other media.
Speaking of other media, the HTC Wildfire is packing a 5-megapixel camera, which is becoming quite a typical camera size for HTC smartphones. It will also have autofocus and flash attached, in addition to the Geotagging feature that is becoming quote popular of late. Additionally, the video formats for playback include .3gp, .3g2, .MP4, and .WMV (Windows Video 9) and records with .3gp. As for audio, the Wildfire has the standard 3.5 mm headphone jack and a playback capability for .ACC, .AMR, .ogg, .M4A, .MID, .MP3, .WAV, .WMA (Windows Audio 9) along with the usual USB 2.0 port. Overall the design seems much like any other HTC smartphone and as such, should be just as easy to hold in the hand and use.