February 15, 2011

HTC announces the HTC Desire S, Wildfire S, and Incredible S

The quietly brilliant Taiwanese company announced, aside from their tablet, a slurry of Android smartphones refreshing their current line up of phones, basically. Three smartphones were announced at MWC 2011 namely the HTC Incredible S, Desire S, and the Wildfire S. I'll be taking it one at a time. 

HTC Incredible S specs:

  • Android 2.2 Froyo (will be updated to 2.3 Gingerbread)
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor
  • 768 MB of RAM (at par with the Desire HD and Inspire 4G)
  • 4" Super LCD (800 x 480) touch screen display
  • 8 MP rear camera dual-LED flash
  • Full HD video recording at 720p
  • 1.3 MP front camera
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • The capacitive buttons are fluid, actually able to rotate with the screen to landscape mode
  • 1,450 mAh battery

HTC Desire S specs:

  • Android 2.4 Gingerbread (HTC's intial presser says it will ship with Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread)
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor
  • 768 MB of RAM
  • 5 MP rear camera
  • 1.3 MP front camera
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 1,450 mAh battery
  • Availability: mid Q2 2011

HTC Wildfire S specs:

  • Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread
  • 600 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 512 MB of ROM
  • 3.2" TFT  touch screen display
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 1,230 mAh battery

This is confusing isn't it? I'll be posting HTC's initial press release below courtesy of BGR.

HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S™ and HTC Incredible S™ deliver premium style, power and speed
BARCELONA, SPAIN – Mobile World Congress – February 15, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled three new versions of its most popular and advanced smartphones – HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Incredible S. The new smartphones continue HTC’s commitment to expanding the market for advanced smartphones while providing distinct choices in design, power and value. Each phone also includes HTC Sense, HTC’s unique customer-focused user experience that puts people at the center by making phones work in a more simple and natural way.
“HTC developed the HTC Sense experience to bring cutting-edge innovation to our customers in simple and natural ways that just make sense – this is what HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Incredible S represent best,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “These new phones offer an exhilarating mix of style, innovation and features that extend people’s mobile experience in ways that feel personal and completely original.”
HTC Desire S
As a successor to the popular and award-winning HTC Desire, the new HTC Desire S blends stunning design with power and speed. Inspired by the HTC Legend™ smartphone’s aluminium design, the HTC Desire S is sculpted out of a single block of aluminum making it feel solid and natural in your hand. With Qualcomm’s new 1GHz Snapdragon™ MSM8255 processor, the HTC Desire S offers snappy performance and power. It offers dual front and back cameras, High-Definition video recording and the 3.7-inch WVGA display presents multimedia content brilliantly.
HTC Wildfire S
Building on the popularity of the HTC Wildfire™ smartphone, the HTC Wildfire S smartphone is an affordable, compact and playful device that packs a powerful smartphone experience. It enables people to maintain and build connections and friendships through popular sites like Facebook®, as well as through voice and text messaging. You can instantly tag your friends in photos before posting them on Facebook, or share your latest discoveries from the Android™ Market at the touch of a button.
HTC Wildfire S is one of HTC’s smallest phones ever – measuring just 10.13cm long and 5.94cm wide – and boasts a distinctive 3.2 inch, HVGA display.
Celebrate your individuality and choose from a wide variety of colors including black, purple and white. The phone’s home screen is fully customizable with your favorite apps, widgets and content, while a 5-megapixel color camera with auto focus, expandable microSD™ memory and support for a variety of audio and video formats make a great all-around multimedia device that slips easily into any pocket.
HTC Incredible S
The alluring HTC Incredible S smartphone combines cutting-edge design with a premium mobile experience for those who dare to be different. Showing what can be achieved when engineers and designers work together to raise the bar for mobile phone design, the HTC Incredible S smartphone features a stunning, contoured body that highlights the internal hardware components of the device. Capturing and viewing video in crystal clear High-Definition has never been so easy and a bright 4-inch WVGA Super LCD display and stereo surround sound bring a vibrant cinematic experience to the palm of your hand.
HTC Incredible S also takes high quality pictures with its 8-megapixel camera with dual flash, and it easily enables videos, photos and music to be shared from the handset direct to a TV using DLNA® technology. Thanks to the HTC Incredible S’s front facing camera and video call functionality, users will constantly be able to chat with their friends face-to-face.
The HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Incredible S smartphones, will be broadly available to customers across major European and Asian markets during Q2 2011.

Source: Unwired View, BGR


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