Just been informed by an authorized HTC phone reseller that the HTC Wildfire is already available in the Philippines with a selling price of Php15,500.
The HTC Wildfire is often referred to as the HTC Desire Mini for similarities in design but with slightly lower specs.
HTC Wildfire specs:
Qualcomm MSM 7225 528MHz processor
3.2″ TFT display @ 240×320 pixels
384MB RAM, 512MB ROM
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
3G/HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
5MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash
FM Radio with RDS
GPS w/ aGPS support
1300mAh Li-Ion battery
Actually the specs are very much similar to that of the HTC Hero, except for the bump in the on-board RAM (384MB vs. 288MB), which is probably why the Wildfire comes with Android 2.1 Eclair and the Hero is still at version 1.5. With the current price of the HTC Hero in the upwards of Php20k+, I think the HTC Wildfire with a price of Php15,500 will toss it off the store shelves.