The latest Android handset to hit the Australian market is HTC’s Wildfire, which boasts a 3.2-inch screen, a 5MP camera, the Swype input system and HTC’s Friend Stream app for accessing multiple social networking services. As announced last month, Telstra has an exclusive on the phone from August 24 through until November 15. Unusually for an Android phone, it will be available on prepaid plans after outright purchase for $349.
Post-paid options will also be available on Telstra’s usual range of caps, but I suspect the prepaid alternative will prove popular given the relative lack of choices for Android enthusiasts in this space so far. A newly launched Pre-Paid Cap+ deal is available with the phone, though the cheapest option only includes a fairly miserly 50MB of data.
That said, prepaid customers will have to wait a little longer. The phone becomes available to postpaid customers from August 24 (though only Fone Zone will have the white model until September 28), while prepaid customers will have to wait until September 6.