HTC and Telefonica are today announcing an exclusive partnership to sell the HTC Smart, an affordable and easy-to-use smartphone in Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The HTC Smart is a Brew phone running on a 300 MHz CPU with a 2.8" QVGA touch screen, and has built-in Bluetooth, a 3 megapixel camera, microSD card slot and a 3.5mm stereo audio jack. The HTC Smart will feature the HTC Sense UI. Here is more info:
HTC Sense The HTC Smart embodies HTC SenseTM, HTC's unique design philosophy that focuses the mobile experience on people. The HTC Smart?s compact touch design integrates the pillars of HTC Sense - Make It Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected - to deliver a user-friendly user experience. People can customise their own, personal HTC Smart experience using a variety of widgets for quick access to contacts, photos, music, weather and more. People are able to follow their friends? status updates using HTC Friend Stream, an application that seamlessly aggregates all of your social communication including Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr into one organised flow of updates. This simple aggregation makes it easier than ever to focus on what friends are doing as well as the images and links that they share.
HTC Smart utilises Qualcomm?s Brew Mobile Platform (Brew MP), a powerful and popular mobile operating system that enables HTC to deliver the HTC Sense experience on more affordable smartphones. By pioneering a new era of mass-market smartphones, Brew MP also provides the HTC Smart with a mass-market opportunity for new applications and services from software developers worldwide.
Availability In addition to being exclusively available through O2 in Germany, Ireland and the UK in April, the HTC Smart will also be available in Italy with Telecom Italia, Norway with Netcom and across Europe through the direct channel.