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Android v2.1 • 3.2" Bright Touchscreen • 7.2Mbps HSDPA Fast Internet • 528 MHz processor • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) • GPS with A-GPS Support • Media Player • 3.5mm audio jack • Bluetooth with A2DP Stereo Streaming • Optical trackball • Accelerometer • MicroSD Card Slot up to 32GB • 5MP Autofocus Camera

£19.99


£12 Internet Talker 300
300 Units for cross-network mins or texts + 500MB Mobile Internet + 5000 3-to-3 mins + FREE Skype-to-Skype calls + FREE Windows Live Messenger • 24 months
£ 12.00 a month
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#1
good but only on 3
#2
Please could we have this deal only with the Desire instead X)
#3
Is there much difference between this and the desire?
#4
2 years is a long contract oO
#5
reviewz
Is there much difference between this and the desire?


The screen is smaller but the battery life much better. Apart form that the Wildfire is just as good as the Desire - I used both in tandem for a while over the summer. O, except the Wildfire hasn't been updated to Android 2.2 yet, so you don't get a wifi hotspot ability, which is seriously handy.
#6
2 year contract is a VERY long time - still waiting for another six months for mine to end!
#7
The 2.2 is currently being rolled out. Unlocked Wildfires can download now and contracted phones will be over the coming weeks.
#8
Do not forget quidco £30 cashback.
#9
bloaty
2 years is a long contract oO

Sadly, become standard these days :)
#10
is this a cash back offer?
#11
Noghar
reviewz
Is there much difference between this and the desire?
The screen is smaller but the battery life much better. Apart form that the Wildfire is just as good as the Desire - I used both in tandem for a while over the summer. O, except the Wildfire hasn't been updated to Android 2.2 yet, so you don't get a wifi hotspot ability, which is seriously handy.
And slower processor not allowing such items as live wallpapers.
BUT this is a good phone.
#12
they seem to have some other pretty good deals on the site . have some heat 8)
#13
For £20 a month, you can get the same phone for free, with 500 minutes, 5000 texts and 1Gb of data (plus £15 automatic cashback!!)

Linky


Edited By: Greg136 on Sep 05, 2010 12:55: Link
#14
I personally went for the £20 p/m deal posted earlier with Carphone Warehouse as it is just a 12 month contract. However, if you are happy being tied in to a 2 year deal, then this is a great offer. Just be aware that 2 years is a heck of a long time in mobile phone development terms!

Heat added just for the price alone.
#15
v2drinkers
Noghar
reviewz
Is there much difference between this and the desire?
The screen is smaller but the battery life much better. Apart form that the Wildfire is just as good as the Desire - I used both in tandem for a while over the summer. O, except the Wildfire hasn't been updated to Android 2.2 yet, so you don't get a wifi hotspot ability, which is seriously handy.
And slower processor not allowing such items as live wallpapers.
BUT this is a good phone.
It's an overclockable little chip though, on my Hero I've it running at a nice stable 714Mhz, makes a good difference on the phone.
1 Like #16
Must agree 24 months is a no no for me.

But of course if the public accept them the provider will keep pushing them.

Edited By: halfpenny on Sep 05, 2010 13:25: extra info
#17
v2drinkers
Noghar
reviewz
Is there much difference between this and the desire?
The screen is smaller but the battery life much better. Apart form that the Wildfire is just as good as the Desire - I used both in tandem for a while over the summer. O, except the Wildfire hasn't been updated to Android 2.2 yet, so you don't get a wifi hotspot ability, which is seriously handy.
And slower processor not allowing such items as live wallpapers.
BUT this is a good phone.


and a lower res screen as well as smaller and no 720p recording but still....
#18
Rich44
v2drinkers
Noghar
reviewz
Is there much difference between this and the desire?
The screen is smaller but the battery life much better. Apart form that the Wildfire is just as good as the Desire - I used both in tandem for a while over the summer. O, except the Wildfire hasn't been updated to Android 2.2 yet, so you don't get a wifi hotspot ability, which is seriously handy.
And slower processor not allowing such items as live wallpapers.
BUT this is a good phone.


and a lower res screen as well as smaller and no 720p recording but still....


It is a lower-res screen but apart from the icon titles getting cut off the difference is negligible for day-to-day use. Yes the processor is slower but not frustratingly so - I only noticed when I switched back to my Desire. And the slower processor pays off in terms of extended battery life which is the Desire's Achille's heel.

Considering the kit HTC have packed in there - wifi, GPS etc - the Wildfire is a stunning phone for the money and IMHO in two years time will still be able to compete with the best - esp the way Android is evolving.
#19
Noghar
Rich44
v2drinkers
Noghar
reviewz
Is there much difference between this and the desire?
The screen is smaller but the battery life much better. Apart form that the Wildfire is just as good as the Desire - I used both in tandem for a while over the summer. O, except the Wildfire hasn't been updated to Android 2.2 yet, so you don't get a wifi hotspot ability, which is seriously handy.
And slower processor not allowing such items as live wallpapers.
BUT this is a good phone.


and a lower res screen as well as smaller and no 720p recording but still....


It is a lower-res screen but apart from the icon titles getting cut off the difference is negligible for day-to-day use. Yes the processor is slower but not frustratingly so - I only noticed when I switched back to my Desire. And the slower processor pays off in terms of extended battery life which is the Desire's Achille's heel.

Considering the kit HTC have packed in there - wifi, GPS etc - the Wildfire is a stunning phone for the money and IMHO in two years time will still be able to compete with the best - esp the way Android is evolving.


Good phone and worth considering, but when you say compete with the best how do you mean that? There are plenty of phones with a better hardware spec than it out now. So you must mean software then, if so how do you know it will run the latest Android OS that will be out in 2 years time? I'm not being picky for the sake of it, just it doesn't seem likely what you are stating will actually happen. In fact if you look at the minimum spec for Android 3.0 then I can be certain what you are saying won't happen as this phone is below the minimum spec.

http://www.unwiredview.com/2010/06/30/android-3-0-gingerbread-details-1280x760-resolution-1ghz-minimum-specs-mid-oct-release/

So basically in 2 years time it won't compete with the best, it doesn't on a hardware level now and on a software level in the near future it won't.


Edited By: fishmaster on Sep 05, 2010 14:09:
#20
If you have signed up for longer than 12 months the you just haven't tried.
#21
Anyone found a good deal for the desire ?
#22
termite
If you have signed up for longer than 12 months the you just haven't tried.

or

You just want the cheapest deal & don't actaully care about new phone every 12mths.
Be honest now......is the deal your getting now that much cheaper than 2 yrs ago?
#23
CogZog
I personally went for the £20 p/m deal posted earlier with Carphone Warehouse as it is just a 12 month contract. However, if you are happy being tied in to a 2 year deal, then this is a great offer. Just be aware that 2 years is a heck of a long time in mobile phone development terms!

Heat added just for the price alone.


Where is the 12 month deal? Cant find it anywhere.
#24
Got this 2 months ago for £15pm with £50 auto cashback. 300mins, 300txts, 1gb data from the same site.

Its the baby brother to the Desire and the screen is no way as good as that of the desires so bare that in mind. Everything else though performs admirably.

For me though it was the low price per month that won it for me rather than the spec, the spec was just a bonus and up until i saw my deal i was never interested in a smartphone. Once T-Mobile roll out 2.2 on it i'll be really happy but i fear they won't do so until next summer exactly half way through the contract.
#25
CogZog
I personally went for the £20 p/m deal posted earlier with Carphone Warehouse as it is just a 12 month contract. However, if you are happy being tied in to a 2 year deal, then this is a great offer. Just be aware that 2 years is a heck of a long time in mobile phone development terms!

Heat added just for the price alone.


Could you link me to that please?
#26
fishmaster

Good phone and worth considering, but when you say compete with the best how do you mean that? There are plenty of phones with a better hardware spec than it out now...


I said it would compete. I didn't say it would win. ;)
#27
Safe
Do not forget quidco £30 cashback.

I wouldnt hold your breath! Quidco states this company is a fast payer but I have been waiting since february for my £30 quidco cash back, useless!!
#28
The resolution isn't an issue but the poor pixelated screen is. I have a Desire and iPhone 4 and my wife has the Wildfire. The screen quality is really quite poor when comparing the devices. However it is still a nice smartphone and at the price above, very cheap! I would recommend if your new to smart phones. My wife couldnt live without her syncing email and calendar now. Personally though the screen is enough to put me off this phone. I guess I have been spoilt though due to coming from an iPhone 3G then getting an even further improvement with the iPhone 4 retina display. I can't really tell the Desire's LCD screen from that of the iPhone 4 tbh.

The Wildfire is getting 2.2 btw.


Edited By: Swarfega on Sep 05, 2010 15:41: Fix stuff
#29
Nobody really needs a new handset every 12 months, it just means they are throwing away a perfectly good handset. I think there should be some kind of incentive for people to keep the same phone for longer than a year. I've had mine for 2.5 years and plan to keep it for another 6 months.
#30
Mum and dad said 3 is complete rubbish and wont let me :(
#31
itzgary
Anyone found a good deal for the desire ?


The best deal still appears to be the one on orange (still out of stock though and waiting until the middle of this week).

Prices should come down with the release of the new model but it depends on how long you are willing to wait.
#32
My sister got this last week for the same price or possibly £10 from Tmobile and the phone for free and she was a new customer she rang them up and said she was thinking of leaving o2 and would they be able to do a deal. The deal she got was far better than this unimited texts and web which has a 3gb monthly limit not 500mb i cant actually remember the minutes i think it was 300.
#33
I'm always amazed when third-party retailers do a better deal than the network themselves. Same phone, same contract direct from 3 is £17 per month.
#34
I don't like long contracts but it's not because I want a new phone every 12 months.

I don't like being tied up like a kipper for 2 years.

In a fast moving mobile phone market there are new and perhaps better deals coming out all the time.



Edited By: halfpenny on Sep 05, 2010 16:46: extra info
#35
The Wildfire is a great phone. Sure the Desire is better, but the Wildfire is a pretty damn good - and usually much better value - alternative.
#36
Isn't this just a poor man's iPhone?

*hides*
#37
Is the contract bound to the SIM? (Sorry for the newbie question), could I put my £20 per month O2 SIM-contract into this phone, and the 3 SIM into my HTC Tattoo so that I could give the Tattoo to my mum? (She doesn't need that many minutes etc)? Thanks..
#38
CuriousTurtle
Isn't this just a poor man's iPhone?

*hides*


The Android OS is outstanding, some prefer Apple, some Android.
#39
mr.velvet
I'm always amazed when third-party retailers do a better deal than the network themselves. Same phone, same contract direct from 3 is £17 per month.


Its mainly because 3rd part retailers buy the packages in bulk, and that why they are able to give cheaper offers
#40
Safe
Do not forget quidco £30 cashback.


Anyone confirmed this? I can't find them on quidco.

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