HTC Touch.B is NOT Android but is BrewMP powered phone

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HTC Touch.B is NOT Android but is BrewMP powered phone
Yesterday, MobiFrance showed us some pictures which we passed on to you. The photos appeared to show an Android powered model that looked like a typical HTC Windows Mobile device. That started the juices flowing when talk turned to the HTC Passion. MobiFrance promised us more info today, and they gave it to us.

The OS on the Touch.B is not Android. It is Qualcomm's BrewMP (for mobile platform). BrewMP is "a freely available mobile OS platform. It’s an open, easy to use version of Brew and is scalable across all tiers of mobile devices to get powerful applications onto mass market devices." The ROM shows that the BrewMP is in Alpha and there is a simple TouchFlo type UI. Everything is very basic so far. There is no video player installed at the moment. There is no Wi-Fi, but there is support for 3G connectivity, Bluetooth. and Adobe Flash. So while we do have some new information, there are still many unanswered questions about the Touch.B/Rome that hopefully we will find out about soon. The little we have heard and seen so far shows some promise.

source: MobiFrance (translated) via HTC-Phones



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7 Comments

7. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

What..htc can't make feature phones?

4. mulda71

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

wait, what does this have to do with the htc passion?

2. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Hopefully Verizon's version of the HTC HD2 looks more like the actual HD2 (with Windows Mobile 7 OS) and not whatever worthless piece of plastic that this is. Btw...due to phonearena's constant "unofficial information" i'm under the assumption that the HTC Passion supposedly Verizon's version of the HD2...but the picture i seen wasn't very HD2'ish...at all. Anyway...more official info would be appreciated

3. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

The HTC Passion has similar specs to the HTC HD2. However its Android.

5. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

Sadly it's looking like it's less and less HD2-ish. The screen should be 3.7 instead of 4.3. The processor is supposedly going to be Snapdragon chipset, but could be clocked down to 800mhz like Acer's phone.

6. SamsungHTCfan

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 28, 2009

There are rumors that the pictures you saw of the "dragon" might possibly be the google branded "gphone". We will have to wait and see. They would obviously have to take the HTC logo off though.

1. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

If this hideous thing goes to Verizon I'm sticking to my Droid. I hope passion doesn't look like that even though it does look similar the passion seems like it has a much slim/slik design

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