far, HTC was well known for its
Windows Mobile and
Google Android smartphones but Taiwanese DigiTimes received information that
HTC plans to launch launch a 3G handset which is based on Qualcomm's Brew Mobile
Platform (Brew MP).
The Brew handset is expected to come with a touchsreeen, HTC's
TouchFlo 3D UI
(so far used for Windows Mobile only) and HTC
Sense UI (introduced just recently
on the HTC Hero, HTC's 3rd Android smartphone). Brew MP, which was announced
back in 2007, uses Adobe Mobile Client (AMC), a version of the Flash Player
engineered specifically to provide performance, add extensibility and use a
small memory footprint.
ActionScript can call extensions into Brew MP that expose device capabilities
such as GPS, Bluetooth, databases and networking. Combining Flash with C in Brew
MP, you can embed Flash content into applications that reach the core
functionality of the device.
According to DigTimes' sources, the release is expected for September/October
2009 and the (first) device will be available as an entry-level model.
Cheers ~ Arne