Human Birdwings" capable of independent flight. The contraption makes use of an HTC Wildfire S and a Wii Remote to translate the "flapping" motion of his arms to the wings themselves. The apparatus isn't technically human-powered, it just translates Smeets' arm motions to a set of motors and servos that flap the wings for him. The Wii Remote measures acceleration and other factors and is presumably connected via Bluetooth, though why he couldn't simply use the one already in the phone is a mystery. The "flight" isn't much more than a few hundred meters and perhaps 20 meters in the air at its highest point, but that's still a pretty impressive achievement. Insert your own "Flying Dutchman" joke here. Check out the video below: [youtube GYW5G2kbrKk] Doubters have called the video fake, and it's easy to see why - amateur cameras, a seemingly unbelievable achievement, and lots of media coverage would make for a great viral program. But it's been covered and investigated by various European press without any serious evidence of forgery. The Mythbusters' Jaime Hyneman (the one with the mustache) says that he can't find any reason why the contraption wouldn't work, and can't see any faulty editing in the video. As someone who does crazy things for a living in a special effects capacity, he ought to know. [via Gizmodo]
Tagged: HTC Wildfire S
Wildfire S has just been announced as available starting today headed to MetroPCS as their first HTC Android smartphone. Also available on T-Mobile and US Cellular the Wildfire S from MetroPCS will be only $179 without a contract. That is the outright price for this decent little phone.
HTC Wildfire S is finally available on US Cellular. For those wanting a great smartphone in a small package, this is for you. Revealed back in January the Wildfire S is one of HTC's best entry level smartphones available and has a better build quality than any free or low priced smartphone I've seen to date, and today it is now available from US Cellular.
re-badged Wildfire S and has similar specs to match.
LG THRILL 4G was officially reviewed by Chris Burns. We were also informed that the device would indeed be delayed until the end of August.
myTouch 4G Slide, Sensation, Flyer (tablet), and Facebook phones - ChaCha (aka Status on AT&T) and Salsa. The newest item in this vast collection originally announced back at Mobile World Congress 2011 is the HTC Wildfire S, a teeny tiny device that's available at T-Mobile today!
hands-on here. It should come looking pretty similar to the Wildfire S, only with T-Mobile branding and the rest of the goodies assuming T-Mobile doesn't become AT&T anytime soon.