HTC Smart - New smartphone running Brew OS

8 January 2010 by
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HTC today announced the HTC Smart. The first mobile phone from HTC running on Qualcomms operating system Brew Mobile Platform.

HTC started up by making mobile phones with Windows Mobile 5 as the only operating system. In 2008 the G1 Android phone for T-Mobile was launched and several Windows Mobile and Android powered phones has be announced thereafter. Today HTC wants to try another mobile operating system; Brew (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless) Mobile Platform developed by Qualcomm. We can only speculate why Brew MP was choosen as the OS, but hardware requrements are said to be be less demanding.

The Smart has what HTC calls a intuitive user experience centered around HTC Sense. HTC Sense is a design philosophy and experience built upon the three principles: make it mine, stay close, and discover the unexpected.

HTC Smart Specifications

  • Networks: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900. HSDPA/WCDMA 2100. 384 kbps uplink, 3.6 Mbps download speeds
  • Size: 104 x 55 x 12.8 gram
  • Weight: 108 gram
  • Display: 2.8 inch TFT-LCD touch screen with 240 x 320 pixels resolution
  • Bluetooth - A2DP
  • USB
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 3 megapixel camera, fixed focus and LED light
  • Talk time: 450 minutes for GSM, Standby time 450 hours.
  • Memory: 256 MB ROM and 256 MB RAM. microSD card for storage
  • Operating System: Brew Mobile Platform.
  • 300 MHz processor

HTC Smart will be available in Europe and Asia spring 2010.

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On 18 Jan 20:30 Abbo wrote
its look great,pls, may i know d price? I would like two buy d phone
On 17 Jan 07:20 Katsura wrote
To Gamma: Sure in theory BREW is supposed to ease the load for app developers, but in reality? Shoddy API implementation, incomplete features, super lapse of enforcing device maker's implementation lead to heaps of issues - I know, I have been port apps fro 1 phone to another for the last 5 years.

In the end it was no better than J2ME in device portability.

Brew MP is supposed to re-boot the platform,but we shall see. I do NOT remain hopeful.
On 16 Jan 10:42 KhanFuzailAhmad wrote
May i know when it will be available in Riyadh - KSA
and also d price in SAR
i would like to buy this phone
its looks cool
On 14 Jan 19:45 GammaSharma wrote
Great Looking Model. But the lack of auto focus is a big deal going to set back the desirable factor.

Also have to wait for the BREW MP and the application support it has. The main advantage of BREW platforms is that the application developers can easily port their applications between all Qualcomm devices. BREW acts between the application and the wireless device on-chip operating system in order to allow programmers to develop applications without needing to code for system interface or understand wireless applications.

Will be a winner if compitable with Samsung Star and Corby bandwagon.

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