HTC has unveiled the Smart, available across Europe and Asia this Spring.
The handset, which runs of Qualcomm’s Brew platform, comes with the manufacturer’s HTC Sense interface, which works a user’s particular social networking and communications services into a customisable homescreen.
The handset has a 2.8-inch touchscreen, HSDPA, a three megapixel camera with fixed focus and flashlight, and a microSD card slot for expandable memory.
HTC chief executive officer Peter Chou said: “HTC has always focussed on listening to customers and setting the stage for new mobile categories and HTC Smart is the response to customer demand around the world for an easier-to-use affordable smartphone.
“Just adding a touch interface doesn’t mean a phone is a smartphone. The integration of HTC Sense brings an unparalleled smartphone experience for people looking to do more on their phone.”
Details on retail and network availability will be announced in due course.