T-Mobile announced its newest midrange handset today: the HTC Wildfire S. The Wildfire S is a great middle-of-the-road phone for anyone on a budget, with somewhat modest specs:

HTC Wildfire S_

  • 3.2 inch 320x480 display
  • 800MHz single-core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • SD Card slot
  • 5MP rear shooter
  • Android 2.3 with HTC Sense

It may not be the hottest phone on the planet, but at least it has a decent amount of RAM for multitasking, and Android 2.3 runs great on slower hardware (I'm trying to be optimistic here).

As far as color choices are concerned, T-Mo retail stores will have an all white version available, while Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and T-Mo's online shop get exclusive rights to the black iteration.

This device is set to land on August 3rd for $80 after a $50 mail-in-rebate (do I even need to mention the two-year agreement?), so if you plan on picking it up on launch day, your out-of-pocket will be around $130 while you wait four to six weeks for that rebate card to hit your mailbox.