The HTC Viva running on a Windows Mobile OS was one of the cheaper Smartphones at one point of time. Since then the market got a little more competitive and while Samsung’s Corby handsets have virtually flooded the market with touchscreen handsets in a variety of forms, HTC has stepped up at CES with their latest handset that’s simply called the ‘Smart’. They always had a way with names.

The HTC Smart will be using a 300MHz speed processor to run on Qualcomm’s Brew Mobile Platform with HTC’s Sense UI on top. Other and features include –
– a 2.8-inch TFT touchscreen display with a 240 x 320 pixel resolution
– Bluetooth with A2DP, USB 2.0
– 3 megapixel camera
– microSD card support
– 3.5mm handsfree socket

Although the pricing hasn’t been revealed, it’s designed to be an affordable Smartphone and being aimed initially at the European and Asian (thankfully) markets. I estimate itto be in the Rs. 12,000 range give or take.

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