Virgin Mobile announced earlier today that the HTC Wildfire S will be coming to Virgin Mobile. It is the first HTC Smartphone for Virgin Mobile. It will be available in 2 colors, Silver from BestBuy and White from RadioShack. They will both be available on October 23 for the price of $199.99 . The HTC Wildfire S features a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen, 3G and WiFi capabilities, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 5 mega-pixel camera with flash, 600MHz Processor, HTC Sense, and much more. The HTC Wildfire S seems like a great phone and we cannot wait to get our hands on it. You can see the full Press Release below.
30 September 2011
The HTC Wildfire S Marks the First HTC Smartphone for Virgin Mobile USA; Brings Stylish Options in Silver and White
WARREN, N.J. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 30, 2011 – Virgin Mobile USA strengthens its Android™-powered smartphone lineup with the upcoming availability of the HTC Wildfire S™ in Silver at Best Buy® and White at RadioShack® built for consumers looking to express their personal style without a contract. The HTC Wildfire Sin Silver is exclusive to Virgin Mobile. Social networkers and app users will enjoy the bright screen of the HTC Wildfire S and access to the Android Market. The HTC Wildfire S will be available Oct. 23 at Best Buy and RadioShack for $199.99.
“The HTC Wildfire S is the first HTC smartphone on Virgin Mobile and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring the Wildfire S™ to our customers,” said Mark Lederman, Business Line director, Virgin Mobile USA. “It is an attractive, easy-to-use and fast smartphone perfect for both the technically savvy and those looking to make the leap to a smartphone for the first time.”
Martin Fichter, president of HTC Americas, said, “The HTC Wildfire S is a compact and playful smartphone offering a unique silver color exclusive to Virgin Mobile customers. HTC offers intuitive and powerful technology for the smart consumer and that perfectly aligns with Virgin Mobile.”
Virgin Mobile USA Beyond Talk plans start at just $35 a month for 300 minutes of voice and include unlimited messaging and data. For those looking for a bit more talk time the $45 plan offers 1,200 minutes of voice, and the $55 plan offers unlimited voice minutes each month. All plans include unlimited messaging and data.
HTC Wildfire S offers users:
- Color options of White (RadioShack) or Silver (Best Buy)
- 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen
- 5MP camera with flash
- 3G and Wi-Fi capability
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- 600MHz processor
- HTC Sense – HTC’s custom-built experience, which puts information most important front and center by providing further customizable widgets and applications.
HTC Wildfire S comes preloaded with the Virgin Mobile Live 2.0 social networking lifestyle application used to access the Virgin Mobile branded music stream, hosted by DJ Abbey Braden. The app also provides users of Android-powered devices free access to live music performance videos and “check in” features at special events. All status updates made using the app will also sync with Facebook® and Twitter®.
The previously announced decision to reduce throughput speeds when any Beyond Talk customer reaches 2.5GB of data usage within a current monthly cycle has been postponed to 2012.