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Photos: HTC follows up Desire with social networking Wildfire

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HTC has announced the HTC Wildfire, pictured above, its latest Android device featuring the company's Sense user interface.

The Wildfire, which runs on Android 2.1 known as Éclair, is HTC's follow up to the Desire, and will be aimed at a younger audience than its predecessor with its integration of social networking sites.

The device comes equipped with a 3.2-inch capacitive multi-touchscreen, with pinch to zoom capability.

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With the HTC Friend Stream application, shown above, the Wildfire brings together information from sites including Facebook, Twitter and Flickr, to provide a single stream of social network updates.

Its address book comes with a recent thread of communication for each contact, along with the ability to display their Facebook profile picture as part of the caller ID function.

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The Wildfire's new app sharing widget allows users to recommend applications through email, text message or social networks. It also allows access to recommended apps through the online Android Market.

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The Wildfire comes with a five-megapixel, autofocus camera and LED flash.

The smartphone also supports up to 32GB of memory.

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Other features include GPS, Google Maps and Bluetooth 2.1.

The Wildfire will also come in red, white or black, and will be available in Europe and Asia from the third quarter of this year.

In the UK, Virgin Media has signed up to carry the phone, with other networks expected to follow suit, according to HTC.

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