T-Mobile announces $80 HTC Wildfire S for August 3

It doesn't offer a lot of power, but the compact and stylish handset should do well for first-time smartphone buyers. Plus, it's just $80 with service.

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T-Mobile announced today that the HTC Wildfire S will be joining its lineup on Wednesday, August 3. The compact handset, which features a 3.2-inch display and 5-megapixel camera, runs $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with qualifying two-year service agreements. While the 600MHz processor and 512MB memory won't turn heads for existing Android users, it's plenty of performance for new smartphone buyers.

The Wildfire S runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features HTC's custom Sense user interface. Customers will be able to purchase the phone with two color options: white from T-Mobile or black at Sam's Club and Wal-Mart.

The Wildfire S was announced back in February at Mobile World Congress and should balance out T-Mobile's other recent HTC handset, the Sensation 4G .

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Scott Webster has spent the better part of his adult life playing with cell phones and gadgets. When not looking for the latest Android news and rumors, he relaxes with his wife and son. Scott also is the senior editor for AndroidGuys. E-mail Scott.

 

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