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HTC Wildfire - Alltel (photos)

Alltel recently added two Android phones to its lineup, one of which is the wallet-friendly HTC Wildfire. Check out hands-on photos here.

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HTC Wildfire (Alltel)

Originally released for Europe and Asia, the HTC Wildfire is coming to regional carriers in North America in Q4. Alltel is the first to bring the budget-friendly Android smartphone to the U.S. It's available now for $29.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.
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Features

The Wildfire runs Android 2.1 with HTC Sense and offers full wireless options and a 5-megapixel camera. However, the trade off for the cheap price tag is a slower 528MHz processor and a smaller, lower-resolution touch screen.
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Design

The Wildfire has a compact design, measuring just 4.6 inches tall by 2.4 inches wide by 0.5 inch thick. Though petite, the phone has a very solid build.
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Left side

On the handset's left spine, you'll find a volume rocker and a Micro-USB port.
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Top view

The top of the smartphone houses the 3.5mm headphone jack and power button.
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Camera

The HTC Wildfire offers a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and video recording.
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Picture quality

The picture quality was mediocre. Though we could make out the objects in the images just fine, the photos could have been sharper and more vibrant.

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