HTC today launched the Smart which, ironically enough, is a dumbphone. You wouldn't expect a plain Jane dumbphone from HTC, though, and Smart certainly looks to be a little more than your average voice-and-text machine.
The device, which will be available this Spring in Europe and Asia, features HTC's Sense user experience running atop the Qualcomm Brew Mobile Platform, not Android or Windows Mobile as with other HTC Sense devices. The idea is to bring an afforable smartphone experience to the masses, as the press release attests to:
HTC Smart begins with a friendly, compact touch design and integrates an intuitive user experience that is centered around HTC Sense, an HTC design philosophy that puts people at the center by focusing on three core areas: Make It Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected. HTC Smart enables personal customization of each person’s own phone experience. It also provides a quick and easy way to see what friends are up to via various social networks as well as quickly communicating over the phone, through text messaging or e-mail.
No word on whether or not U.S. consumers will ever have the opportunity to, um, Get Smart.
More on HTC's Smart product page.