HTC Freestyle Phone carries the Brew MP
AT&T announced that in February, it will start selling a version of the HTC Freestyle phone running Brew MP, an open-platform OS for phones that are smaller, less powerful and less expensive than smartphones.
Brew is a several years-old creation of Qualcomm, a major wireless device chip-maker known mainly for its developer of ARM-based processors for smartphones. Such chips run nearly 80% of all Android phones.
The HTC Freestyle will hit AT&T in the US in February and is a 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen device with an aluminium body. It will run all applications natively in the open-source Brew via its 500MHz processor.
With the included 1300mAh battery users may need to pack an extra battery for day to day use.
The price details haven’t been confirmed yet, but we wouldn’t expect to see the HTC Freestyle on sale for any more than around $75 Stateside, or the same in pounds if it makes its way to the UK.
HTC Freestyle Specification
Display Size: 3.2 inches
Type: TFT touchscreen
Primary: 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 1900
Alert types: Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5 mm audio jack
Phonebook: 1000 entries, Photocall
Call records: Yes
Card slot: microSD, up to 32GB
Bluetooth: Yes v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port: No
USB: Yes, miniUSB v2.0
Standard battery, Li-Ion
Dimensions: 106.7 x 55.9 x 12.7 mm