HTC Wildfire S (CDMA)
U.S. Cellular today announced a trio of new plans for customers of its pre-paid wireless services. The least-expensive feature phone plan costs $35 per month and offers 400 voice minutes voice, 400 text messages, and 400 picture messages. Feature phones can also choose a $50 monthly plan that includes unlimited voice, unlimited messaging, and 1GB of data. Last, U.S. Cellular is offering a $65 monthly option for smartphones that includes unlimited voice, unlimited messaging, and 2GB of data. Select smartphones can use the smartphone plan, including the Samsung Galaxy S II, Mesmerize, and Repp; the Motorola Electrify; the HTC Merge and Wildfire S; and the Huawei Ascend II.
MetroPCS today announced that the HTC Wildfire S, its first Android phone from HTC, will be available later this week for $179.99. MetroPCS's pre-paid plans start at $50 per month. The Wildfire S runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has Sense 3.0.
Virgin Mobile USA today announced the addition of two Android handsets to its pre-paid lineup, the HTC Wildfire S, and the LG Optimus Slider. The Wildfire S will be Virgin Mobile's first device from HTC. It was announced earlier this year. The LG Optimus Slider (pictured) is a rebranded version of the LG Enlighten, and as the name implies is a sideways slider that offers a full QWERTY keyboard. It has a 3.2-inch HVGA display, 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, Bluetooth 3.0, and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The HTC Wildfire S will be available October 23 at Best Buy and RadioShack for $199.99. The LG Optimus Slider will be available October 17 from Virgin Mobile's web site for $199.99; October 31 in Best Buy and RadioShack stores; November 6 at Target; and November 13 in Sprint Stores.
U.C. Cellular today announced the upcoming availability of three Android devices from HTC. All three are slab-style devices and will reach store shelves in October.
- Hero S: This smartphone sports a 4.0-inch Super LCD display at qHD (540 x 960 pixels) resolution, a 5-megapixel main camera, and 1.3-megapixel user-facing camera. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense. It will cost $199.99 after rebate with a new agreement.
- Wiidfire S: This mid-range Android device was announced earlier this year. It has a 600MHz processor, 3.2-inch touch display with 320 x 480 pixels, 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, and Bluetooth 3.0+HS. It will cost $79.99 after rebate with a new agreement.