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HTC is bringing its Wildfire series back from the dead

Of all series why the Wildfire, HTC? (Image source: CNET)
Of all series why the Wildfire, HTC? (Image source: CNET)
Remember the HTC Wildfire? Well, the Taiwanese company is seemingly giving the series a new lease of life, having registered ten new device names in Russia. Just when we thought HTC was about to give up the ghost itself.

HTC seems to be trying to mount a fightback with its ailing smartphone business. The company has the U19e and Desire 19+ on the way, which surprised us. Inexplicably, the company now looks like it is reviving the long-dead Wildfire series. The HTC Wildfire S came out in February 2011, so it bringing the name back now is an odd move.

The news comes courtesy of Russian website Mobiltelefon.ru, which has obtained a regulatory document containing the registration of ten new HTC Wildfire smartphones. The company trademarked the names Wildfire E, Wildfire E1, Wildfire E2, Wildfire E3, Wildfire R and the Plus variants of each on May 22, so do not expect to see any Wildfire branded smartphones hit the market any time soon.

Interestingly, the manufacturer is listed as Fortune Ship International Industrial Limited, which apparently has links with Poptel. Little else is known at this stage, but we would bet on the Wildfire reboot being a budget series. We would not be surprised if it only came to market in select regions too like the U19e and Desire 19+. Is this HTC repositioning itself as a budget smartphone manufacturer?

(Image source: Mobiltelefon)

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Alex Alderson, 2019-06-13 (Update: 2019-06-13)
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - News Editor
I got my first smartphone aged 11, my first PC aged 12 and I have been tinkering with electronics ever since. I like to keep abreast of the latest news and technology, which inevitably leads me to switch my laptop and phone every few months. When I'm not writing for Notebookcheck, you will find me seeking out new coffee shops, bars and trying to find some hidden gems in record stores.