Confirmed: HTC Touch.B is HTC’s first dumb/feature phone on Qualcomm’s BREW. UI video included

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.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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