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HTC Smart: Only smart phones have the answer

‘Brew MP’ sounds like a character command from a Final Fantasy game. For all we know it could well appear in the forthcoming thirteenth installment, but for now it’s just the name of Qualcomm’s mobile OS, on which the recently announced HTC Smart runs.

The HTC Smart is in some ways a follow-up to last year’s Tattoo. It’s a compact touchscreen (2.8-inches) which features the HTC Sense interface, built-in social networking features and a customisable menu. The only major difference is that it doesn’t run on Android.

The HTC Smart is a 3G phone but it doesn’t feature Wi-Fi. There’s a 3-megapixel camera with LED photo light and we’re told that the microSD slot is 2.0 compatible, meaning it can take 32GB cards. No word on exact pricing but the press release mentions “the masses,” so it’s going to be a lot cheaper than a Google Nexus One.

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