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Virgin Mobile Gets First HTC Android With Wildfire S

It seems everytime we turn around another prepaid carrier is getting a new Android device. This time we’re happy to report that the HTC Wildfire S is headed to one of Sprint’s prepaid carriers, Virgin Mobile.

The HTC Wildfire S marks the first HTC smartphone to make it’s way over to Virgin Mobile. The HTC Wildfire S will join the Virgin Mobile cash and carry line up starting October 23 at both Best Buy and Radio Shack. It will only set you back $199 and that’s off-contract, so you own the device.

The HTC Wildfire S features a 3.2″ HVGA touchscreen, 5mp camera with flash, 600mhz processor, Android 2.3 and HTC Sense.

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“The HTC Wildfire S is the first HTC smartphone on Virgin Mobile and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring the Wildfire S™ to our customers,” said Mark Lederman, Business Line director, Virgin Mobile USA. “It is an attractive, easy-to-use and fast smartphone perfect for both the technically savvy and those looking to make the leap to a smartphone for the first time.”
Martin Fichter, president of HTC Americas, said, “The HTC Wildfire S is a compact and playful smartphone offering a unique silver color exclusive to Virgin Mobile customers. HTC offers intuitive and powerful technology for the smart consumer and that perfectly aligns with Virgin Mobile.”

Virgin Mobile’s rate plans start at $35.00 per month for 300 minutes and unlimited, non-throttled text and data.  For just $10 more you can jump to 1200 minutes of voice plus unlimited text and data and for $55 you can get unlimited voice, unlimited text and unlimited data.

Source: Virgin Mobile