The announcements made at the CES have proved that the super phones are rage at present. However, still there are consumers who do not prefer to jump in to the realm of super phones leaving the smart phones behind. There are also consumers who adore the design of the handsets manufactured by HTC and do not prefer to opt one as they might have to spend more on the monthly data cost. The HTC Freestyle is available for AT&T and it makes use of the BREW platform. This nice HTC handset does not require the users to spend more on their monthly data cost.
- Operating System: BREW MP version 1.0.2
- Processor: 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM 7725
- Dimensions: 106.7 x 56.6 x 2.5 mm
- Weight: 128 grams
- Display: 3.2 inches, capacitive touch screen, 320 x 480 pixels resolution
- Camera: 3.2 mega pixel resolution, CMOS lens, fixed focus
- Memory: 256 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM
- Network: GPS, dual mode UMTS/HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS, GSM
- Connectivity: micro USB 2.0 port, 3.5 mm audio jack, micro SD card slot
- Battery: 1300 mAh lithium polymer battery
- Battery Life: 6.4 hours talk time, 16.2 days stand by time
We are really surprised with the quality of the design and build of the Freestyle. The devices that are released in this particular segment recently do not receive too much of care and love from their manufacturers. The reason behind this is that, the manufacturers make use of poor quality materials that are cheap. The Freestyle makes us surprised as it has a fresh design with the ability to impress the consumers who have been using the cheaply constructed devices so long. It has a compact design profile that makes uit comfortable to handle. The handset makes use of a 3.2 inch capacitive touch screen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The screen is small when compared with the other smart phones but it is sufficient to those consumers for whom it is targeted.
Camera and Multimedia
The Freestyle has a 3.2 mega pixel camera on the back side. The camera has the fixed focus feature in it. It has the ability to cover the pixilated area fully. The camera is very good and it produces quality images. It can also act as a camcorder and record the videos. There are also music related features in the handset in order to please the consumers. There is no FM radio application. The videos with the MP4 format are supported for playback by the handset. The videos are played with excellent picture and audio.
The handset is not officially released still and we have no details regarding the interface. The interface s expected to be the one that is found in the HTC Smart. The HTC Sense interface is used in the Freestyle and it is the beloved one that the company uses on the smart phones. It is quite refreshing to see the smart phone company to manufacture a feature phone that is venerable. The handset has a good battery life of 6.4 hours of talk time and 16.2 days of stand by time.