That HTC Touch.B (Rome) handset we told you about a couple of days ago? We were not sure which smartphone OS – WinMo or Android – it will be running on.
And for good reason. Because HTC Touch.B is no smartphone at all. It’s HTC’s first feature/dumb phone, running on Qualcomms BREW platform.
The Touch.B that MobiFrance got their hands on, still seems to be a very early prototype, with incomplete feature set, lacking even wireless connection manager. So it might be a while, until it is shipped.
But they’ve already got the video of HTC Touch.B user interface:
Not much else we can tell you about the specs of HTC Touch.B. One thing is clear – it will be cheap, low end device with 2 megapixel camera.
But the presence of Touch.B in HTC’s product line-up, is in itself an interesting development.
It’s now the third mobile phone platform that HTC supports. And shows HTC’s ambitions to break out from a smartphone niche, with a goal to become a full fledged player in mobile phone market.
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