Aug 03 AT 2:59 PM Nick Gray 20 Comments

T-Mobile HTC Wildfire S now available–the perfect phone for your mamma

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The HTC Wildfire S is now available from T-Mobile.  The price of the Wildfire S is set at $79.99 with a two year contract. But if you’re one of the few remaining Even More Plus customers on T-Mobile’s network, you’ll need to shell out 279.99 for the no-contract price.  We’re pretty sure there are few Android enthusiasts waiting on the release of the Wildfire S, but we have a feeling the phone will still sell pretty well.  LG has had a lot of success with their entry level Android devices across multiple carriers–so we see no reason why HTC won’t pick up a few customers looking to jump on the cheap side of the smartphone bandwagon.

Specs on the HTC Wildfire S include a 3.2-inch HVGA display, 600 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 512 MB of ROM, WiFi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0,  5 megapixel camera and a 1230 mAh battery, all powered by Android 2.3 with HTC Sense.  This phone certainly isn’t going to impress any of your friends, but it’s probably the best phone your mom has ever owned.

How many of you have a mom or little sister who still have not upgraded to a smartphone yet?  You know you can’t go wrong with HTC.

Source: T-Mobile

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Techrocket9

    If it was Spirit maybe.

    • http://www.thebiggestdickever.com HTCrap Wildfiresale

      iPhone 3G is way better than this $hitphone.

  • BiGMERF

    Not only your mom but its the perfect phone for your early teen. My daughter has the Optimus T and she loves it.. When we go contract around Christmas I may consider this phone for her.

    • Tonya Harding worshipper

      Then your (?) daughter must be a retard i guess…

      • BiGMERF

        wow are you serious? I will just LOL at this, rather than show your level of class

        • CDRaff

          Wow your a bigger person than me. I would kick this dudes ass for you.

          • BiGMERF

            dont get me wrong I would whip that azz, if it were said to my face or to hers but I like to keep things professional on the web.. No need to be a cyber bully or feed the trolls.

  • Cory

    My mom has the sensation 4g…i think thats the best phone shes ever owned…lol

  • http://technicquill.com Jess Blanchard

    It’s all about the Jitterbug.
    http://www.greatcall.com/Phones/

    • Angie Strickland

      HAHA Clark and I used to laugh a lot about those commercials.

    • Anthony E

      You wouldn’t happen to be a fan of The 404 would you?

    • BiGMERF

      Now I have the JINGLE stuck in my head.. Thanks SMH

  • Interpol91

    Looks like a good phone for my lil sis. This may be her early birthday present to start off the school year

  • amy

    I’m a fan. I owned the aria on att but am planning toswitch to T-Mobile before the merger so I can get locked in on T-Mobile slow rates.

  • spok

    I have an iPhone 3Gs and it’s perfect for me except I always have to jailbreak it cuz I like to customize my phone to my liking. Pretty much the same size too! My battery is starting die now and this might be perfect for me. It’s also on 2.3 out of the box! My buddies are on much nicer phones, but they’re still stuck on 2.2 I don’t really use it to watch anything. I mostly text, browse the web and listen to music. Especially news radio and I don’t have to gobble up data for that!

    Here in Canada, we can get it off contract for $250 and it goes for $180-200 on Craigslist new.

  • http://jonathanl.am Jonathan

    So … a mom or sister should get this because it’s … cheap? But isn’t the Nexus S free today? Why shouldn’t they get that phone instead? They would save $80 and get a better phone. The implicit argument being made here is that women can’t “handle” a phone like the Nexus S, so they should get something underpowered, like the Wildfire S.

    The Android community has got to stop this kind of paternalistic, we-know-what’s-best-for-you kind of bullshit if we’re really earnest about overtaking Apple in people’s minds. We should be encouraging women to buy the very best Android has to offer. They are over 50 percent of the population, after all, so wouldn’t turning Android into an old-boys club be rather shortsighted? Intuitively, aren’t the chances that women will like Android better if they actually experience Android on the best platform?

    • BiGMERF

      i know I like to get my daughter a cheaper put feature rich phone not only because its cheaper but also because when it comes to the insurance if she loses it . Then it is only a 30 dollar copay instead of 130 for super phones

  • Eric Rossman

    @ Nick Grey.

    First the HTC Aria, onto the HTC Gratia, now the Wildfire S? In your opinion, are all small form factor Android smartphones supposed to be for girls?
    I recently met a UFC fighter that was texting on his HTC-Aria, I being a fellow owner asked him how he liked it. The man threatened much much harm to anyone who dares touch his beloved. I smiled and asked him if he had considered a bigger device, and he said “this is petite and sexy, how I like my ladies”. I choose not to push it any further. (I was providing networking support for the event -btw).

    I believe that there is a growing segment of Android owners that want all the features of the top smartphones without the size that brings. I personally prefer the more pocket-able size of the sub 4″ screen smartphones.

    I think the only thing girly about this smartphone will be the sweetheart name given to it by it’s happy owner.

  • http://coroflot.com/mdilella IDMD11

    …your mom….

  • Jane

    Sorry Knick, although few grandmas will find HTC fire useful but in general the elderly community may just not be able to find this phone senior friendly at all. It got lots of frills and complexities that senior folks are not too comfortable of. It is the main reason why manufacturers created phones dedicated for seniors, phones that alleviate their limitations as an aging individual. Grand folks are better off with easy phones like Just5, want to know why check it at http://www.just5.com/usa_new.php . Yet, thanks for this interesting post.