ATT announced today that it will launch the HTC Freestyle, the first messaging phone based on Brew for ATT customers on Feb. 13. The HTC Freestyle will sell for $99.99 with a 2-year contract after $50 mail-in rebate. Though not a smartphone, the HTC Freestyle has the HTC Sense. Here is more info on this upcoming HTC feature phone:
The HTC Freestyle is the first of a new generation of quick messaging phones from AT&T designed to run on Brew Mobile Platform. By installing Brew MP across quick messaging phones, which traditionally have had operating systems specific to each device maker, software developers will be able to write an application and generally be able to offer it to Brew Mobile Platform-based phones from AT&T. Specifically, Brew MP allows AT&T and developers to more easily offer smartphone-like applications to customers who want a full-featured messaging phone. AT&T plans for future quick messaging phones to operate on Brew MP.
The HTC Freestyle features a 3.2-inch touch screen display clad in an aluminum unibody construction. It is also the first quick messaging phone to feature the HTC Sense experience with customizable widgets and FriendStream app for social networking integration, a full HTML browser and 3.2-megapixel camera.
? Dimensions: 4.2 x 2.2 x .5 ? Display: 3.2? Full Touch Screen ? Full HTML Browser ? HTC Sense UX with customizable Homescreen widgets and FriendStream ? 3.2 MP Camera with Video Record ? AT&T Navigator (Sold separately) ? AT&T Music and AT&T Radio ? UMTS/HSDPA: 850/1900 MHz ? EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz ? External Memory Support ? MicroSD up to 32GB ? 3.5mm headset jack ? Stereo Bluetooth Capable (v2.0)
Price and Availability
HTC Freestyle will cost $99.99 after a two-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate beginning Feb. 13 in AT&T company owned retail stores and online. Requires an unlimited messaging plan. Qualified customers only. HTC Freestyle is configured to work only with the wireless services provided by AT&T.