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HTC Wildfire S Quick Overview

Size:            101. 3mm x 59.4mm x 12.4mm 3.99″ x 2.34″ x 0.49″

Weight:     105 grams (3.7 ounces) with battery

Display:    3.2-inch touch screen

Screen:     81.3 mm (3.2″)

 

CPU Processing Speed

600 MHz

Storage1

ROM:
512 MB
RAM:
512 MB

Expansion slot:

  • microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

Connectors

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)

Power & Battery2

Battery type:
Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity:
1230 mAh

Talk time:

  • WCDMA: Up to 350 minutes
  • GSM: Up to 430 minutes

Standby time3:

  • WCDMA: Up to 570 hours
  • GSM: Up to 360 hours

Network4

HSPA/WCDMA:

  • Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Platform

Android™ with HTC Sense™

Camera

5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and flash

Sensors

  • G-Sensor
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

Multimedia

Audio supported formats:

  • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
  • Recording: .amr

Video supported formats:

  • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9)
  • Recording: .3gp

Internet5

3G:

  • Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
  • Up to 384 kbps upload speed

GPRS:

  • Up to 114 Kbps downloading

EDGE:

  • Up to 560 Kbps downloading

Wi-Fi®:

  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth®

  • Bluetooth® 3.0 with FTP/OPP for file transfer
  • A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit
GPS

Internal GPS antenna

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Apple iPhone 4 Vs HTC Desire HD

Now a days competition in the high end smart-phone is on the top. HTC recently released its Desire HD and talks have it, that it’s an iPhone killer. I’ll take you through a step by step comparison to see if there’s any truth to it.

Design:

When it comes to looks, iPhone mostly wins hands down. And the iPhone 4 carries on that tradition. Its currently the slimmest phone in the market.

Apple iPhone LCD

It has a 3.5 inch 640×960 LCD screen that blows away the iPhone 3G when it comes to richness of the colors, brightness, clarity of text and pixelation.

HTC Desire LCD

HTC has outdone Apple with a massive 4.3 inch 480×800 LCD screen on the Desire HD. Its dimensions are much larger than the iPhone, but it’s a tradeoff of the huge screen.

Operating system:

Iphone 4: iOS4.1 (Revamped version of iPhone OS)

HTC Desire: Android 2.2

The app store is one of the best features of the iOS4. With over 250,000 apps on sale, one can find an app for anything that can be imagined. The Desire HD on the other hand runs on the open source Android.

At this point of time the Android store has 100,000+ apps. But the number of apps offered for the android is rapidly increasing and the app store will have a worthy competitor very soon.

But for now, in the apps category, the iPhone has the edge. Another thing worth mentioning is that, most of Android apps are open source (around 67%), and app installation is much easier than on the iPhone, on which it can be downright hectic.

User Interface:

The iPhone 4 has a simple and elegant user interface. It’s easy to navigate and everything is presented as simply as possible. And it manages to do that while retaining its smooth and crisp transitions for the animations. In addition now apps can be organized into folders and it also supports multi-tasking.

The Desire takes a different approach; you can have 7 different home-screens which make up a scene. And one can have 20 different scenes. Mind you, each of these home-screens can be customized with widgets, icons and apps to your hearts content.

It does a wonderful job of managing your social networks amongst other things. While Apple users may get restricted as to the amount of tweaking they can do, the range of customizations available for the Desire HD are countless.

Functional capabilities:

Both have 1Ghz processors which performance wise, are equal. Although the iPhone uses a customized A4 Chip. Apple have been known to under-clock the processor to save on battery power so the main difference between these devices is that the Desire HD offers 768MB of RAM compared to 512MB RAM in the iPhone. So it packs more punch than the iPhone.

Memory:

The iPhone is available in 16GB and 32GB. And the Desire comes with 1.5GB built-in memory and a 8GB microSD card which is upgradable to 32GB.

Multimedia:

The iPhone has a 5MP camera but the Desire HD once again outclasses it with a 8MP camera. In addition it has dual flash and a lot of options to play with the photos. Both phones are capable of shooting video at 720p.

Another plus for the Desire HD is its ability to play flash content and support for FM radio. In the sound department, the Desire HD once again takes the cake with the addition of Dolby Surround Sound which enables you to listen to crystal clear sound.

Battery:

On paper, the iPhone should last longer than the Desire but chances are that with normal to heavy use you’ll have to recharge the phone everyday. That being said, the iPhone does have a longer lasting battery. But you can always swap the current battery for a high capacity one in the Desire HD. However one can’t do that with the iPhone non-removable battery.

Using these phones in Pakistan:

Both these phones support 3G technology as well. The iPhone can be used for video calling in Pakistan. It requires Wifi and works over 3G as well as EDGE, the latter being available here. However you’d require iPhones at both ends to use the video calling feature.

Desire HD can be used with Google maps to use as a GPS navigator, and Google has most of Pakistan’s major cities almost fully covered. There is a reception problem reported with the iPhone 4, but it’s with 3G networks so you don’t really need to consider that when buying it.

By the time 3G will be introduced in Pakistan, which will be soon I hope, since in IT we are progressing by leaps and bounds, the error will have been fixed. Because Apple claim it’s a software based error and it will be addressed in the next firmware update.

Price &Conclusion:

•The HTC Desire HD priced at around Rs. 65,000 PKR (Factory Unlocked), while HomeShopping.PK is selling it at Rs. 51,990
•iPhone 4 is available at around Rs. 62,000 PKR (Software Unlocked), while HomeShopping.PK is selling iPhone 4G it at Rs. 63,990
The prices will of course vary from dealer to dealer and depends on where you live. One of the better online places to get these phones is homeshopping.pk.

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Mobilink launches HTC HD7 in Pakistan

Mobilink has shown its love for smartphones recently. After Motorola Milestone, Mobilink has launched Windows® Phone 7 powered HTC HD7 smartphone in Pakistan.

The HTC HD7 smartphone features the latest Windows® Phone 7 platform which includes cutting-edge technologies and a series of unique applications that complements the Windows® Phone 7 Hub and Tile experience.

Launched under the umbrella of Mobilink’s post-paid brand indigo, the HTC HD7 smartphone is bundled with FREE GPRS for the first three months.

HTC HD7 offers a powerful range of innovative online services, keenly sought by high-end users, online social-networking enthusiasts, bloggers and corporate professionals alike. The Windows® Phone 7 also integrates with many popular Microsoft services such as Office in the smartphone.

The HTC HD7 smartphone allows you to watch movie in style on a huge 4.3 inch widescreen display with kickstand. With the 1Ghz processor, the HTC HD7 provides you with an exhilarating browsing experience and access to your multimedia and social network. With the 16GB built-in memory, users can store a huge library of 720p HD videos, music and games.

  • Price: Rs. 55,999
  • Where to Get: Mobilink Sales and Service Centers

You can get HTC DH7 from HomeShopping.PK for Rs. 44,990

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HTC Desire In Pakistan Reviews Features Price and Availability

HTC is very well known for quality handsets or rather in some cases I would call them premium quality handsets. Over here in Pakistan owning a smartphone for some might be a no brainer in many cases but for all those tech geeks out there, the HTC Desire is a smartphone worth giving a shot to.

HTC-Desire-1

HTC Desire is an Android powered smartphone with specs which you would typically expect from a phone from HTC, high end of course. Let’s go through the features/specs in detail first:

Weight

  • 4.76 ounces (135 grams) with battery

Display

  • Type: Touch-sensitive screen with pinch-to-zoom capability
  • Size: 3.7 inches
  • Resolution: 480 X 800 WVGA

CPU Processing Speed

1 GHz Snapdragon Processor

Storage

ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 576 MB

Expansion slot

  • microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • Supports up to 32 GB

Connectors

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)

Sensors

  • G-Sensor
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

HTC Widgets

  • Bookmarks, Calendar, Clock, Footprints, Friend Stream, Mail, Messages, Music, News, People, Photo Album, Photo Frame, Search, Settings, Stocks, Twitter™, Weather
  • Downloadable widgets

Multimedia

  • Photos application for viewing photos and videos
  • Music
  • FM Radio

Battery type

  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery

Capacity

  • 1400 mAh

Talk time

  • WCDMA: Up to 390 mins
  • GSM: Up to 400 mins

Standby time

  • WCDMA: Up to 360 hours
  • GSM: Up to 340 hours

Network

Europe

  • HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Asia Pacific

  • HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Platform

Android™ 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC Sense™

Camera

  • 5 megapixel color camera
  • Face detection capability
  • Auto focus and flash
  • Widescreen photo capture
  • Geotagging

Internet

3G

  • Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
  • Up to 2 Mbps upload speed

GPRS

  • Up to 114 kbps downloading

EDGE

  • Up to 560 kbps downloading

Wi-Fi

  • IEEE 802.11 b/g

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth® 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
  • A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • FTP and OPP (object push) for file transfer
  • Other supported profiles: AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP, Service Discovery Application Profile

Social Networking

  • Facebook integration
  • Friend Stream
  • Photo sharing on Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter
  • Video sharing on YouTube™
  • HTC Peep for twittering

Special Features

  • Automatically lowers the ringer volume as soon as the phone is picked up
  • Mutes the ringer when the phone is flipped face down
  • Backs up certain data and settings to the microSD card automatically, such as SMS/MMS messages, bookmarks, Wi-Fi™ passwords, and more

Location

  • Internal GPS antenna
  • Google Maps
  • HTC Footprints

Tethering

  • Internet sharing through USB

Video Demos and Features

Please don’t consider the 3G aspects of the phone since all networks here in Pakistan are based on 2.5G/EDGE. However, networks here may shift to 3G anytime soon, but it should be considered a far off unconfirmed rumor for now.

From the specs of the HTC Desire you can safely say that this is in deed a tech savvy person’s heaven! From a high resolution AMOLED Display to Google’s very own Andorid OS to fully customizable homescreens and widgets with complete social network integration, it’s a match made in heaven.

But the downside of this phone is that if you want to use it to it’s full potential, you should have a good internet plan for the month, the HTC Desire is data hungry if you’re using all it’s features like Facebook integration, Twitter or syncing your E-mail inboxes regularly.

Our best bet is that you stick with Zong, they have really convenient and very economical internet packages for everyone, prepaid and postpaid both.

Or you can stick to Telenor’s Persona Postpaid package, their nationwide EDGE/GPRS connectivity is phenomenal.

Pricing and Availability

If you do some research in the market, the Desire can be purchased for a price in between RS. 45,000 to 52,000 all over Pakistan.

HTC handsets are hard to come by if you’re just looking for them in regular shops, and none of them offer warranty for HTC phones even if they carry it by any chance, but here’s the best way to get an HTC Desire with warranty; head over to Brightex’s website by clicking this link,  who are the official HTC handset distributors in Pakistan, they have the HTC Desire for a fair price of RS. 49,000.

Why did I say fair price? Because it comes with a complete one year warranty! If something does go wrong with the phone, at least you’ll have someone to go to.

Or the second option is that you head over to HomeShopping.pk and buy the HTC Desire for a price of RS. 44,990. You’ll save some money but at the same time you will only get software warranty, it’s totally up to you to decide where do you wanna head over to for your brand new HTC Desire.

Conlusion

Hunting down for smartphones is a tough job, many different companies are coming out with smartphones like crazy, most notably Nokia.

There is so much to choose from that you end up buying something which might not completely suit your needs, but the HTC Desire is a complete powerhouse and represents what a smartphone should be, staying connected with your social networks and your friends and family members doesn’t get easier than what the HTC Desire has to offer.

Its a highly recommend device if you’re a person who wants each and every bit of his digital life in his pocket. For more information on the HTC Desire, go to HTC’s website by clicking this link.

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