HTC to launch Brew-based phones for Verizon and Sprint in 2010

We first heard about a possible HTC featurephone back in April, when rumors had it that the Taiwanese smartphone maker wants to launch a Brew-based handset in Q4 2009.

Some new info points out that we won’t see any dumbphone from HTC this year. Instead, there will be several in early 2010 – and apparently both Verizon and Sprint will launch some of them in the US.

According to DigiTimes, the reason for the handsets’ delay is Qualcomm Brew’s “relatively immature application service platform offering for telecom carriers.”

HTC Brew feature phone Sprint Verizon

Qualcomm is currently working with various software developers for launching dedicated Brew apps related to web browsing, GPS and mobile community services.

Let’s hope the HTC Brew phones will worth the wait.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • Doax

    Well I hope HTCs Brew phones are a little more stable than the Instinct Series of phones Brew OS. Its pretty heartbreaking for me, cus I waited months for the Instinct HD to come out. I waited from late April when I tried the s30 and had reception issues all the way to Oct 11th. All that awaited me was a buggy OS. I loved the hardware, the handset itself was top notch. But the OS on there would crash and restart whenever a sms came in while any other application was open. Needless to say it went home to sprint. That handset was totally let down by the bugs in that os, it should have come with android. It has a home button, back button and phone button all it doesn't have is a menu button. Make a software version on screen and it would be golden.

    I vote that Samsung stops selling the brew based Instincts and puts android on them with a Instinct skin on there like Touchwiz. That would have been awesome.

  • Doax

    Well I hope HTCs Brew phones are a little more stable than the Instinct Series of phones Brew OS. Its pretty heartbreaking for me, cus I waited months for the Instinct HD to come out. I waited from late April when I tried the s30 and had reception issues all the way to Oct 11th. All that awaited me was a buggy OS. I loved the hardware, the handset itself was top notch. But the OS on there would crash and restart whenever a sms came in while any other application was open. Needless to say it went home to sprint. That handset was totally let down by the bugs in that os, it should have come with android. It has a home button, back button and phone button all it doesn't have is a menu button. Make a software version on screen and it would be golden.

    I vote that Samsung stops selling the brew based Instincts and puts android on them with a Instinct skin on there like Touchwiz. That would have been awesome.