HTC Corporation and Bharti Airtel collaborated with Qualcomm Incorporated to launch the HTC Smart in the Indian market. HTC Smart is a user friendly and affordable Smartphone that is now available across the globe.
Peter Chou, Chief Executive Officer, HTC Corporation said, “HTC has always focused on setting the stage for new mobile experiences and the HTC Smart is clear differentiator from touch phone and the result of customer feedback from all over the world for an easier-to-use, affordable Smartphone.” He added, “We’re excited to launch the HTC Smart with Airtel in India first and Qualcomm, a company known for its innovations. HTC Smart offers easy-to-use widgets, browsing and connectivity at an affordable price. The integration of HTC Sense brings an unparalleled Smartphone experience for people looking to do more on their phone.”
The HTC Smart is powered by Qualcomm’s Brew Mobile Platform™ operating system. The handset features a 2.8-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen along with QVGA resolution and a 3.0 mega pixel camera that supports fixed focus and flashlight.
Talking about the collaboration, Sanjay Kapoor, CEO-India & South Asia, Bharti Airtel said, “As the undisputed leader in the Indian telecom industry, Airtel is committed to constantly delighting its customers and offering innovations to enrich their experience. With the HTC Smart, Airtel customers will be the first in the world to experience a revolutionary Smartphone that is not only affordable but is also 3G-ready”
Appreciating the partnership Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of Qualcomm said, “Qualcomm is pleased to collaborate with HTC and Airtel to launch HTC Smart, which brings the 3G Smartphone experience to the mass market.” He added, “HTC Smart is the first smart phone using Qualcomm’s distinctive Brew MP operating system. This platform, combined with the powerful HTC Sense technology brings a unique and compelling Smartphone user experience to Indian consumers.”
The HTC Smart incorporates HTC Sense, HTC Friend Stream that is an application aggregating social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr.
The SMART was already in O2 UK and Telefonica in Europe. And now the HTC Smart™ is available through Airtel in 30 cities in India at a price of Rs. 9,990.