March 31, 2010

Airtel brings HTC Smart…the 'Value for money' phone to India

Just a few days after launching the biggie Apple I-phone…Airtel has launched the 3G enabled HTC Smart in India.

One of the big differences in this phone is that it comes with Qualcomm’s Brew platform, unlike most of the HTC phones that come with a Windows mobile or a Google Android platform. Although the platform is different, the phone is pre loaded with the HTC Sense UI came pre-loaded so as the users get the feel of the default HTC interface.

HTC Smart mobile phone on the Airtel network comes with exclusive offers for content and data. Some of the key features of the phone include a 3 MP Camera (which unfortunately doesn’t have a autofocus), QVGA 2.8 inch screen (touch enabled), 3.5mm Audio jack (Stereo) and widgets supported. Contacts, music, weather and photos can be customized as per your need. The phone also has an inbuilt social networking application called HTC Stream application which works across various Social Networking sites.

The phone is powered by a 300Mhz processor, 256MB ROM, 256 MB RAM, Battery 1100mAh which gives

a talk time of 370 minutes on WCDMA network and 450 minutes on GSM network, standby time of 600 hours on WCDMA and 450 hours on GSM, Micro SD compatible, Bluetooth 2.0, GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA/WCDMA and GSM.

With a price tag of Rs 9900, the phone for sure looks to be value for money. Let’s wait and watch how it performs in the ever growing Indian mobile market.


  1. Jennifer Lancey

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  2. Paul

    Looks really good…and at the surely as u said Value for money

  3. At 9900, this phone seems to be quite promising but I wish it had Windows Mobile or Android instead of the Qualcomm Brew OS nevertheless I agree value for money at that price

  4. vishalgaba

    @Paul – Totally agree with you

    @Shiva – Bang on…with the features the phone looks really good. Even I’m not sure of the Qualcomm platform but you never know it might be good or even better than what we have in the market right now!

  5. Meetali

    The phone looks good…the features are good..I see no reason it won’t work in India. HTC has lately come up with some real good products like Diamond etc

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