HTC to launch Brew-based phones for Verizon and Sprint in 2010

4:27 AM Edited by Blony

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We first heard about a possible HTC featurephone back in April, when rumors had it that the Taiwanese smartphone maker wants to launch a Brew-based handset in Q4 2009.

Some new info points out that we won’t see any dumbphone from HTC this year. Instead, there will be several in early 2010 – and apparently both Verizon and Sprint will launch some of them in the US.

According to DigiTimes, the reason for the handsets’ delay is Qualcomm Brew’s “relatively immature application service platform offering for telecom carriers.”

Qualcomm is currently working with various software developers for launching dedicated Brew apps related to web browsing, GPS and mobile community services.

Let’s hope the HTC Brew phones will worth the wait.

Via UV

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