HTC Wildfire / Android / Vodafone Pay As You Go / Mobile phone £129.99 @ Play.com + 3.5% Quidco - HotUKDeals
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Pre-order. | Due for release on 11th October 2010

Key Features:
5.0 Megapixel camera with Smile Detection and Geo-tagging
Video capture
Android 2.1 (Eclair) OS
Wi-Fi/ 3G/ GPS / Bluetooth
TFT capacitive touchscreen
3.5mm audio jack
MicroSD slot (up tp 32GB)
Facebook, Flickr and Twitter integration

The HTC Wildfire is the smaller version of the hugely popular HTC Desire - it runs the same version of Google Android so you get all the same functions at a lower price. The screen has a web browser comparable to the iPhone, and you get 7 home screens to place your favourite widgets to Facebook, Email and more!

Uniquely You
The HTC Wildfire is designed around you. A huge selection of widgets (tiny single use apps) bring live content directly to your home screen for you to enjoy. Everything from email, weather and news, through to your favorite comics, or even updates on what your friends are doing through FaceBook & Twitter. There is even an online widget library to help you get more, so no matter what takes your fancy, there is a widget for it.

Always In-Touch
HTC Wildfire helps you stay connected with those who are most important to you through HTC Sense, an experience focused on putting people at the center by making phones work in a more simple and natural way. You won't miss out on the fun as HTC's Friend Stream application seamlessly gathers and displays content from social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr into one organized stream of updates. HTC Wildfire enables you to stay up to date with your friends' posts, comments, alerts and photos, wherever you are.

Keep Connected
Always know what your friends are up to, even before you call. Your address book on the HTC Wildfire includes a thread of recent communications with that person, including when you last spoke, recent text messages and emails, and social network updates. When your friend calls, HTC Caller ID displays their Facebook profile photo and latest update, as well as a reminder if their birthday is fast approaching.

Apps
Built on the clever Google Android OS, the HTC Wildfire comes complete with all the Google services you love. Discover new places and find your way with Google Maps, message with friends with Google Talk, or collect your emails with Gmail. Being powered by Android means you also get access to thousands of apps via the Android Market. Find almost anything from shopping apps to find the best price, through to clever travel apps, and games to pass the time. Discovered a cool app? Thanks to a new app sharing widget, HTC Wildfire enables you to recommend an application by email, text message or over social networks. Your friends will receive a link allowing them to find the application on the Android Market with a single click and download it to their phone.

Discover the Unexpected
The HTC Wildfire is loaded with hidden little design touches that are sure to delight you. Like the ringer that knows when it has been heard. The ringer volume politely lowers when the G-sensor on your phone detects that the phone has been picked up, and it completely silences when you flip the phone upside down.
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#1
This phone any good?
#3
Isnt this phone already releases? :S
1 Like #4
There is a good chance the price will come down even further since the new models are due out next week.
1 Like #5
This will be a £99 phone in the coming weeks.
#6
Have you ever felt like you've been here before?!? Heheh!
1 Like #7
Cool price for the moment but me agreed, will be dropping quickly soon.

Similiar post - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/htc-wildfire-vodafone-126-no-top-up/768877

worth reading the thread if looking to buy
1 Like #8
lkl265
There is a good chance the price will come down even further since the new models are due out next week.


Are HTC going to release a budget smartphone then as I was under the impression one wasn't due until next year? (basically a repackaged wildfire with upgraded processor and a HVGA screen.Seems just harvesting the CPU and screen from the HD mini. Well I suppose it keeps down R&D costs. )
1 Like #9
Yes I know this has been posted previously, but....I don't know lol...just thought this was a great price too so posted, or maybe for some people who say that the 10% code did not work with the other deal work with a visa card, can buy this one.
1 Like #10
Yeah I purchased this from play.com today when I couldn't get the vodafone deal to work, tried 3/4 different browsers and each time the code worked and input my details, address etc and then wouldn't go through to payment stage on any of the browsers. So in the end went with play.com - only £4 more in the end after all ;)
#11
I guess this is locked to Vodafone?
#12
are there any good pay as you go plans for this phone? i presume you would want as much internet as possible, new to the smart phone market.
1 Like #13
Price has already dropped from £199 ( mate bought at this price last week and it was originally £269) so cant see another drop for a while yet.
#14
I'm gonna get mine unlocked if it comes locked, then use a giffgaff sim.
1 Like #15
memnoch1976
are there any good pay as you go plans for this phone? i presume you would want as much internet as possible, new to the smart phone market.

Tesco do a 500 minutes, unlimited texts, unlimited data for £15 a month, on a 1 month rolling contract.
1 Like #16
Darzen
memnoch1976
are there any good pay as you go plans for this phone? i presume you would want as much internet as possible, new to the smart phone market.
Tesco do a 500 minutes, unlimited texts, unlimited data for £15 a month, on a 1 month rolling contract.

thats £10 instore till the 10th of october btw, save yourself a fiver and snap it up soon, though most people wont be very careful about going over tesco 500mb data
1 Like #17
other best option is Tmobile for a tenner a month but its a 12month contract with 600mins and a more generous data allowance
1 Like #18
Darzen
memnoch1976
are there any good pay as you go plans for this phone? i presume you would want as much internet as possible, new to the smart phone market.


Tesco do a 500 minutes, unlimited texts, unlimited data for £15 a month, on a 1 month rolling contract.


Tesco same deal reduced to £10 till 10th October .. see http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tesco-mobile-sim-only-1-month-500-m/748781 also http://i56.tinypic.com/25ewbjb.jpg
1 Like #19
[/quote]
Tesco do a 500 minutes, unlimited texts, unlimited data for £15 a month, on a 1 month rolling contract.[/quote]

How do Tesco and others get away with saying "unlimited data" then it only includes 0.5GB a month?! It's like saying "unlimited minute" so long as you don't use more than 100!

I read that Giffgaff is the only network giving really unlimited data for mobile phones, so take a look at them.
1 Like #20
Free Mobile Internet:
You lucky giffgaff pioneers can even enjoy free UK mobile Internet up to the 1st of December 2010. After that date, mobile Internet will be charged at 50p a day (if you use less than 2.5MB/day you'll pay less than 50p and if you go over 30MB you'll be charged extra at 20p/MB). But all our goodybags that include unlimited Internet will continue including unlimited Internet after the 1st of December.


So, even on pay as you go you can use free internet until 1st Dec (within the above limits)... but the cheapest way to get unlimited data is on their £10 goodybag for 150 mins, unlimited texts, unlimited data.... and if you get other people to sign up to giffgaff you can get credit towards paying for your goodybag. Goodybags only last for 1 month, so you're not stuck to that call plan if you don't think you'll use it. Also, if you get your mates to join giffgaff, as well as getting credit towards your own top ups, you get free calls and texts between giffgaff members (calls up to 60 mins at a time, and you have to top up once every 3 months @ £10 or more for the calls/texts to remain free)

Sounds a good deal to me, I already have my sim from them - just waiting for my phone and then will top up and activate it (and buy my goodybag after 1st december when internet is no longer free for all users, only those on a goodybag that has unlimited internet) :)

Pay as you go internet from giffgaff (meaning no goodbag with it included) is charged at 50p per day for upto 30MB and extra 20p per MB... less than 50p if you only use upto 2.5MB.... still works out cheaper to use a goodbag (£10 for one inc internet) if you think you'll use it at all IMHO.


Edited By: paddy.stone on Oct 03, 2010 12:18: giffgaff
#21
TCB tracking just showed up - works out at £4.55 cashback :)
#22
is it locked to vodafone ? is it simple enogh to unlock and use my own ordinary sim card ? or does it need a special sim card ?

Edited By: merlie on Oct 04, 2010 15:02: spelling
#23
we won't know for sure if they're locked until we get them... this is a pre-order item, not sure why as it's been out for several months now, but guess it's to do with the price from manufacturer maybe??
#24
ITS LOCKED!!!!
#25
paddy.stone
Yeah I purchased this from play.com today when I couldn't get the vodafone deal to work, tried 3/4 different browsers and each time the code worked and input my details, address etc and then wouldn't go through to payment stage on any of the browsers. So in the end went with play.com - only £4 more in the end after all ;)
I was using a Hotmail address and had similar problems but shifted to a Yahoo one and it worked straight away. Don't know though if it was the specific Hotmail address or all Hotmail addresses.
#26
Was using my yahoo address so doubt it was that, just their site is buggy maybe or overloaded with people trying to order at the same time maybe... anyway have this one ordered with play now, so doesn't matter - I gave up after trying those 4/5 times, if they don't want my money that's fine I'll buy elsewhere, LOL

Don't know why that guy posted "IT'S LOCKED!!" - chances are that they will come locked but no-one knows for sure as they aren't even being shipped yet so no-one's got one from that offer.
#27
am really tempted by this.....but am just a little concerned about the screen res.
#28
Message to Paddy Stone - THEY ARE LOCKED..............
#29
haha feel sorry for my mate, he bought this phone for £250 about a month ago
#30
You can get it on eBay now from the voda outlet £130 delivered.
Item number: 180571524663
#31
Don't expect to play any decent games from the market place, you wont even be able to install a lot of them. Fairly slow CPU, and no GPU.
There is an update to Android 2.2 (but you still don't get full Flash, only Flash Lite).

Still a good phone for that money though.
#32
sinfull3
ITS LOCKED!!!!

How can it be unlocked please ?
#33
bargainhunter2009
This phone any good?
I have it (3 weeks now) and think it is terrible. The screen is horrid - too small for most things. I had it on an upgrade for £100 and am really regretting it. After trying a ton of android apps, I have to say none are no where near as polished IMO as the worst iphone ones.
I'm still searching for a different text app as the one supplied is a joke; no in/out box just the one screen with names. You have to 'click' each one to see if you have replied to a message etc. eg I sent a few test ones to my sister, had a few back from her and a friend and it says 'sis 6', 'paul' 7 etc. When you click on one you then see all the texts from you and to you from that person for the past x number of weeks - maybe for good. If you don't delete the texts, I guess you could have 'sis' 189 and have to read through the one list for the text you wanted.
Maybe someone has found a better text app but I haven't yet.

I guess there are those who love android but I can't find any plus points for it as yet :(
Once I manage to get it unlocked it will be on ebay.
1 Like #34
Why would you get this 320x240 screened budget phone?

Orange San Francisco is 800px and has a decent amount of memory, and it can be unlocked for £4. And it costs £99 on PAYG

http://shop.orange.co.uk/mobile-phones/San-Francisco-from-Orange-in-grey
#35
sane
Why would you get this 320x240 screened budget phone?

Orange San Francisco is 800px and has a decent amount of memory, and it can be unlocked for £4. And it costs £99 on PAYG

http://shop.orange.co.uk/mobile-phones/San-Francisco-from-Orange-in-grey


Thanks
#36
I ordered this phone under the £126 deal posted last week. However, due to the value of the phone Vodafone did not dispatch it until I called their customer services. Might be worth giving them a call on the release date to ensure they do send it.

I thought the screen resolution was okay and definately worth a punt at this price, but having used the Iphone & HTC Desire I was left slightly dissapointed, so much so that I have sent the phone back and ordered a Desire.
#37
I love the way the description tells you about all of the stuff every device has, but doesn't mention the important stuff like display res, internal memory, processor speed etc. I wonder why?;)
#38
Its less than this @ very already by £1 plus u could use one of the codes if you are new customer think its 10% off also 8% Quidco (this code is fine to use!) , anyway its cheaperX)



Edited By: nutta on Oct 08, 2010 09:20: info
#39
The reason this is on pre-order is that HTC are issuing the new Desire and Wildfire phones in November and have held these back so as to issue them all to suppliers at the same time which ensures that HTC get rid of all their stock of OLD Wildfire's at the same time.

These phones are LOCKED to Vodaphone but can, I believe be easily unlocked (Not going into it here)

The Orange San Francisco phone is causing quite a stir for the other manufacturers as it shows up the frailties of HTC and the like that a phone can be produced with near high end hardware but priced within the budget price range.

Think Orange or ZTE to be precise have shown major manufacturers of Android phones what can be done on a budget without compromising too much on performance and quality.

I would therefore expect Android phones currently within the market to be significantly reduced in price and the new phones ABOUT to be released MAY be delayed so that improvements can be made to these to compete with the Orange San Francisco specifications.
#40
Cold from me, I bought the Orange San Francisco and had it unlocked for £84ish total.

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