I am just waiting for some of the other networks to pick this up and the price to drop slightly before I get mine. At the moment, it's cheaper to buy this SIM free than on PAYG!
I read on a couple of blogs the other day that it was stated the Wildfire S has Gorilla glass? Is that right - seems unlikely to me?
Yes, it does seem as though it's gorilla glass.
I'm in the UK, on T-Mobile it costs me £14.28p/m for 24 months, for 300 mins, 300 text 500Mb (unlimited!) internet and the phone was free.
seems really cheap
Vodafone are my only option if I wish to use the phone at home and they are not selling it yet. They are planning to, though. Unless I can get an especially good deal from them I might just go SIM free to avoid any nonsense with unwanted, bundled apps that cannot be removed. Not sure I want to switch from PAYG back to contract, either.
Hiya Jethro - I'm looking at buying an Android phone & had a quick go on one today in a shop and was pleasantly surprised!
Out of interest, I know it won't be the ideal phone for the purpose, but I would want to write the odd blog post from one occasionally when away from home. Just wondered whether you had tried the official 'Blogger' app?
Also when viewing a blog in the shop the phone wouldn't display the banner & an embedded Youtube clip, but I didn't have time to ask whether that was down to the phone being a shop demo or not :>/
The Camera seemed easy enough to use though - esp' the touch focus.
It'll be an original Desire otherwise - love the size of the Wildfire though - looks a proper gadget :>)
Updated to add:- Guess i'll find out when it arrives (no instant gratification unfortunately) in two weeks!
Last edited by swizz69; May 12th, 2011 at 02:59 PM.
Ahh, so it is. Too expensive. The contract with 500MB/month data (I wouldn't be happy with less for a smartphone) is £25/month for 24 months. I get 500MB/month data paying £10 each month PAYG and can buy the phone for under £230 SIM free.
Device(s): My 1st Smartphone
HTC Wildfire S A510e (SIM free)
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I got my Wildfire S from Amazon sim free on Wednesday. Be aware that the stock messages app does not work properly. It sent 50 texts on its own to people in my phone book when I was asleep. I am now using Handcent, which works well. Apart from this I am pleased with it. This is my first smartphone. I use it on o2.
I picked one up from the Vodafone store in Oxford yesterday. Enjoying it very much so far. It will be interesting to see how I get on with it during the rest of the week after I return to work tomorrow.
All my favourite apps installed without any difficulty and I even have a few more now that were not available for my POS Samsung Galaxy running Android 1.5 :-)
My 12 year old daughter has been eyeing it enviously but I have made it clear I expect a full 12 months use out of it myself before I think about a replacement and it becomes hand-me-down material :-)
I picked mine up yesterday afternoon, and so far I am very impressed. Really easy to use and I was up and running in no time. The only problem I have so far is coming from an LG Cookie with a good, but still resistive screen - I find the Wildfire S really sensitive. )
I got mine from the Carphone Warehouse - and although they quote a ridiculous price of £299.99 on PAYG, quoting their Price Promise I got them to drop the price to £179.99 - on T-Mobile. I don't get the six months free internet I would have buying direct from T-Mobile but the phone is unlocked and un-branded which is worth more to me - bargain!.
An update to the original HTC Wildfire, the HTC Wildfire S provides key updates to a phone targeted towards phone seekers desiring a small, simple, affordable, yet attractive smartphone experience. The Wildfire S looks like a miniature version of t... Read More