Brew-based HTC Smart (Touch.B / Rome) gets official

7:52 PM Edited by Blony


Surprisingly or not, HTC has just unveiled the HTC Smart – its first phone based on the recently-announced Qualcomm Brew Mobile Platform.

Previously known as HTC Touch.B and HTC Rome, the Smart reportedly comes to “define a new category of smartphones for the masses” – so it’s not really a dumbphone, after all.

The Smart combines Qualcomm’s Brew platform with HTC’s Sense UI (which includes features like Stay Close, Make It Mine and Discover the Unexpected) to deliver an “intuitive user experience.”

As you can see in the photos below, design-wise, the new device has a lot in common with the Windows Mobile 6.5 HTC Touch2.

Here are the main specs of HTC Smart:
* 2.8 inch QVGA touchscreen display * GSM and HSDPA connectivity * Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP * 3.5mm headset jack * 3MP camera with flash * HTC ExtUSB (11-pin mini-USB 2.0) * 300 MHz processor * 256MB ROM and 256MB RAM * MicroSD card support * 1100 mAh battery * 104 x 55 x 12.8 mm * 108 grams
Apparently, Wi-Fi and GPS are both missing.

HTC Smart will be commercially available starting this spring – only in Europe and Asia, unfortunately. The handset’s price was not announced by HTC, but the company mentioned that it would be an “affordable smartphone”.

So there you have it – if you don’t like Windows Mobile but want a Touch2-like handset, the Smart will most probably be perfect for you. Of course, that’s assuming that the Brew and Sense combination is as intuitive as HTC says it is.

Via Press release