Telstra to offer HTC Wildfire from August

The Android-based HTC Wildfire smartphone will hit Australia in August exclusively through Telstra.

The HTC Wildfire is regarded as a cheaper and smaller version of the Desire as it is more compact than the Desire smartphone, which also offered Wildfire its styling cues.

Commenting on the upcoming device, HTC Corporation's sales & marketing Director for ANZ said, "HTC Wildfire closely follows the success of the acclaimed HTC Desire launched with Telstra in April this year."

The Wildfire, which will target younger people, features a 3.2-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels, a 5-megapixel camera, GPS, a microSD slot, a 3.5mm audio jack and FM radio.

For connectivity, it offers WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1. Its battery can run up to 440 minutes of talk time. The device can be had in black or white color.

The Friend Stream app offers access to popular social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Telstra is yet to announce pricing for the Wildfire, but it is expected to be priced lower than the HTC Desire which is currently available on $49 Cap plans and above.