Enough with the super-specced
smartphones, AT&T thinks for those who want a more affordable phone. The HTC Freestyle is the first to
herald Qualcomm's very own BREW MP
on American soil and the phone is expected as soon as next month. BREW MP will be the platform of choice for
quick messaging phones (QMP) and a whole new lineup of these was just
announced for this year.
Big news – the platform promises no fragmentation. Does this mean that all the phones that will come out will have a 3.2 inch touchscreen just like the HTC Freestyle? Time will tell, but for the time being take a look at our BREW MP review here. The HTC Smart took the first step with Qualcomm's platform in Europe and Asia.
HTC Freestyle on its part will have a
capacitive screen and HTC Sense elements to make the experience
prettier. Five new quick messaging phones are
expected on AT&T and Canadian carrier Rogers Communications,
which uses similar 3G bands is also getting phones with BREW MP.
Well, well, things are starting to look interesting for AT&T with - whoa - 20 new 4G devices. And 4G now seems to include HSPA+ for AT&T, but worry not – the second half of 2011 will bring LTE. Check out AT&T's detailed plans here.