HTC Wildfire S Clinches CDMA Support at FCC

July 28, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

HTC is setting fire to the FCC. The Wildfire S is reportedly in the FCC warehouse sporting a seal of approval for CDMA network support.

The approval might ignite the phone’s path to US Cellular and the device could turn up at Cricket, MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile, and the like. Last time we heard that T-Mobile was gearing up for a launch, and now we hear Verizon might get a share too.

The Wildfire S is HTC’s smallest smartphone to date. It measures 3.99 inches (101.3mm) tall and 2.34 inches (59.4mm) wide and is 0.49 inches (12.4mm) at its thickest point.

The phone’s comfortably build and looks and feels petite with its 3.2-inch HVGA TFT LCD display of 480 x 320 pixel resolution. Under the hood, the phone packs a Qualcomm MSM7227 SoC with a 600MHz CPU and an Adreno 200 GPU.

The phone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread interlaced with HTC’s Sense 3.0 interface and hosts a lot of other features including 512MB of memory, WiFi b/g/, Bluetooth 3.0, AGPS, and FM radio, along with a compass, accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensors. There’s also a five megapixel AF camera which is a fine performer in ideal conditions.

The Wildfire S will apparently ship out through T-Mobile on August 3 with a price tag of $80. We haven’t received word of the pricing or launch date from other carriers.

The 600MHz processor might make it a tad slower but then this is meant to be HTC’s budget phone.  So you can carry it for decent performance, but don’t expect anything mind-blowing.

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