AT&T's First BREW MP Phone Is the HTC Freestyle
AT&T has ramped up production on Qualcomm's long-awaited BREW MP platform, beginning with the HTC Freestyle. The Freestyle will use a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, and a 3.2-megapixel camera. The phone will use a variation of HTC's Sense interface concept, with HTC's FriendStream social networking interface, similar to the app found on HTC's Android smartphones. The phone will also feature an FM radio and GPS. In addition, AT&T plans to launch five more quick-messaging phones on the BREW MP platform. AT&T also says that Rogers Communications in Canada, which uses similar network bands for its 3G network, has also committed to BREW MP.
HTC Bringing the One M9+ to Europe
HTC today said it plans to expand availability of the One M9+ outside of Asia to select European markets. The One M9+ is a slightly larger version of the M9 that has different camera and processor configuration.
Verizon Rebadges the HTC One mini 2 as the Remix
Verizon Wireless today announced it will sell the HTC One Remix beginning July 24 for $99 with a new contract. The One Remix is a rebranded version of the HTC One mini 2, which was announced earlier this year.
HTC U Ultra to Ship March 10
HTC has indicated via its web site that the U Ultra, the company's flagship handset for 2017, will begin shipping on March 10. The $750 smartphone comes in black, white, or blue, and features a 5.7-inch screen, Snapdragon 821 processor, 16-megapixel camera, and personalized sound profiles.
HTC Shows Off the M8s, A Less Expensive One
HTC today announced the One M8s, a handset that looks like the M8 but dials back the specs to help lower the price. The phone has the same unibody metal design and full HD 5-inch screen, but uses a Snapdragon 615 processor and changes up the camera sensors.