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HTC has introduced yet another Android handset, this one clearly set to be pitched at the less well-heeled if the spec is anything to go by. Dubbed Wildfire, the handset is an Android 2.1 offering, running the Google OS on a 528MHz Qualcomm processor and presenting it on a 3.2in, 240 x 320 capacitive touchscreen display. HTC …

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Looks good

It's smaller than the Desire but why does the resolution have to be that low? Hopefully it has an accelorometer and multitouch too. I'm still looking for a replacement for my Diamond Touch. Would be cool if I could just update the firmware to Windows 7 Mobile when it's launched.

How about dual booting HTC hardware so you can select either Android 2.1 or Windows 7 Mobile. That would be perfect for people who can't mind up their mind or want to use an app that's only available on one OS.

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Why not

Why not just call this the HTC Desire Mini?

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Because...

It's basically a Hero with Eclair and a new case.

Same CPU, same RAM, same, same, same. I just hope the camera is a bit quicker.

It's basically a Hero Mk3 or Legend Mk2.

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Stop

@Gary F

Why would ANYONE want to boot WinMo7, when it's got android 2.1 onboard?

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I can think of 1 reason

Android doesn't support Internet connection sharing via Bluetooth. You have to use a USB cable which means it's messy and you're buggered if you forget to pack the USB cable when you're out and about. There's a $20 utility that lets you use DUN with Bluetooth but it's not as good as PAN which is what Windows Mobile supports straight out of the box.

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