HTC unveils latest smartphone: Smart

By andy

I suppose if you are going to launch a new smartphone, and the name iPhone has already gone, it’s not a stretch to call it the Smart. I’m surprised no-one’s gone for the name before HTC grabbed it.

HTC tend to make some fairly decent cellphone handsets for those who haven’t gone Apple and aren’t looking towards the Nexus One or some other Android phone, and Smartä is intended to be a new class of smartphone.

Looks are pretty much as you’d expect from HTC of late. You get HTC Sense which is supposed to be an intuitive user experience. What this means in reality is that general voice, text and email communication plus social networking are easy to access, and it’s also possible to customise the UI to the user’s liking.

The Smart phone uses the Qualcomm Brew mobile platform which is supposed to ensure lower cost phones with advanced features.

It features a 2.8-inch TFT-LCD touch screen, 3MP camera with flash and focus, wide range of audio and video support, Bluetooth and microSD expansion.

HTC is certainly doing quite a big push in the UK at the moment (by this, I mean I’ve seen some TV ads for it). Will it be able to muscle its way to popularity amidst Google’s mobile phone vision, the iPhone and the continued might of the likes of Nokia? Time will tell.

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