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Old May 11th, 2011, 05:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I have mine now......

..... And I find it superb.
Physically small, decent size screen, great resolution and crispness,
good battery life.
A friend who has an old Wildfire says mine seems quite a bit faster.

thoroughly happy with it.

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Old May 12th, 2011, 04:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I am sorely tempted. It will be nice to wash the stink of my Galaxy i7500 from my hands. Performance issues are what most worry me though reports seem not to regard this as an issue.
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Old May 12th, 2011, 04:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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?

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I am sorely tempted. It will be nice to wash the stink of my Galaxy i7500 from my hands. Performance issues are what most worry me though reports seem not to regard this as an issue.
What perfomance issues worry you?

my wife has a Milestone, I had a Samsung gallaxy Apollo.
It's way quicker than these, and batter life is close to 2 days with my average use.

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Old May 12th, 2011, 09:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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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?

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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
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Old May 12th, 2011, 09:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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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!
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Hi J,

Did you get that deal directly from T-Mobile? I can't see anything on their web site. Or was it via a third party?

schadfield - The Wildfire S is now available on Vodafone.

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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.
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I agree, that's far too expensive. I've noticed that O2 are now offering it PAYG for 199, so I'm hoping the price will start to reduce soon as the other networks follow :-)
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My wife secured one of these today from vodafone for 15pm on upgrade... 100mins, 250mb, ul text free phone

Be interested to see how it stands up next to my Desire
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My wife secured one of these today from vodafone for 15pm on upgrade... 100mins, 250mb, ul text free phone

Be interested to see how it stands up next to my Desire
Me too Please let us know...
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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.

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Could someone confirm if the Wifldire S has FM radio?
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Could someone confirm if the Wifldire S has FM radio?
Seems to have according to Techradars review (yet to discover - have to wait till a week on Thursday to get mine from Three)
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Could someone confirm if the Wifldire S has FM radio?
Yes it does!
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Hi J,

Did you get that deal directly from T-Mobile? I can't see anything on their web site. Or was it via a third party?

schadfield - The Wildfire S is now available on Vodafone.

Ben.
sorry, been away with work.
I use here, have done for years, so do many of my friends and family

HTC Wildfire S Black on T-Mobile 15 300 (24mths) inc. Internet at BuyMobilePhones.net

this is the deal I got.
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I think the desire s is a better choice. Around the same price. I got mine for 250 brand new. I think the wildfire s is around that margin too
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I think the desire s is a better choice. Around the same price. I got mine for 250 brand new. I think the wildfire s is around that margin too
Hmm, at Expansys.com the Desire S is 360 and the Wildfire S is 235 - 53% more.
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Hmm, at Expansys.com the Desire S is 360 and the Wildfire S is 235 - 53% more.
Plus the wildfire feels more compact and nicer to hold. I'd still prefer whatever the price difference. But yes, your right, different phone at a different price.

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And you can now get this on T-Mobile PAYG for 179.99 including 6 months free internet - bargain!
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On Vodafone PAYG for 180 - but they don't seem to actually have any in stock...
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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 :-)
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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!.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 07:26 AM   #25 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Hexx;2760090]I picked mine up yesterday afternoon QUOTE]

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I can't believe I didn't get the wildfire s ! I recently bought a wildfire for 130 pounds. Wouldn't mind the upgrade for an extra 50 with that process promise thing. Now I feel so stupid.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 12:42 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Don't be too hard on yourself. Phones change so rapidly that about a week or so after you have bought one, there will be a better deal to be found. The original Wildfire is still a great handset.
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