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HTC Freestyle to herald BREW MP for quick messaging dumbphones

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HTC Freestyle to herald BREW MP for quick messaging dumbphones

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.

source: Engadget

HTC Freestyle to herald BREW MP for quick messaging dumbphones
HTC Freestyle to herald BREW MP for quick messaging dumbphones

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posted on 05 Jan 2011, 12:57

1. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)

theres definitely a market for this type of device...

it just depends on how nice the product actually is.

i think the world could do without more touch screen devices that fall short of what they claim.

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 13:55

2. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

its just a dumbphone.. like a voyager or sentio or something.. just prettied up. nice for peeps that want a nicer look without a need for data or stuff like that.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 00:23

3. skymitch89 (Posts: 1361; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

Seems to me that BREW MP is probably going to be on touch screen feature phones kind of like the Pantech Ease .

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 23:16

4. Krad69 (unregistered)

Now, excuse me everyone, yes I am noob to this but I have couple of questions. Is this phone qualifies as a ''Smartphone'' or ''Cellphone with gadgets ? cause I have an Old HTC TOUCH with a data plan that no longer exist, such as unlimited internet, so I can tether at no charge. But, is this HTC Freestyle uses the same kind of data and Network so I don't have to switch to a smartphone ? If not, wichone would be an altenative to my old HTC Touch ?

Thanks for your time and yes, I am kind of new to this so i need a little guidance before getting stuck with a phone for a couple of years.


posted on 03 May 2011, 15:06

5. Lisbel (unregistered)

hasta ahora lo unico que no me gusta que no puedes editar para nada las fotos

posted on 03 May 2011, 15:07

6. Lisbel (unregistered)

si alguien sabe que aplicacion le puedo poner para editar fotos que me contacte

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