Airtel Launches HTC Smart 3G Mobile Phone In India

India’s largest Mobile service operator Bharti Airtel today announced the launch of HTC Smart mobile phone in India. The HTC smart is World’s first commercial 3G smart phone based on Qualcomm’s Brew Mobile Platform (Brew MP OS).

The stylish HTC Smart equipped with 2.8-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with QVGA resolution and is equipped with a 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, 3.0 mega pixel color camera with fixed focus and flashlight.

With the HTC Smar one can customize their own personal experience using a variety of widgets for quick access to contacts, photos, music, weather and more. People are able to follow their friend’s status updates using HTC Friend Stream, an application that seamlessly aggregates social communication streams like Facebook, Twitter, and Flicker into one organized flow of updates.

The phone will be available with Airtel Stores and HTC resellers in 30 cities across India  at Rs.9990.

Speaking on the launch of HTC Smart on Airtel, Mr.Sanjay Kapoor, CEO-India & South Asia, Bharti Airtel stated “As the undisputed leader in the Indian telecom industry, Airtel is committed to constantly delighting its customers and offering innovations to enrich their experience. With the HTC Smart, Airtel customers will be the first in the world to experience a revolutionary Smartphone that is not only affordable but is also 3G-ready”

Mr. Peter Chou, Chief Executive Officer, HTC Corporation said “We’re excited to launch the HTC Smart with Airtel in India first and Qualcomm, a company known for its innovations. HTC Smart offers easy-to-use widgets, browsing and connectivity at an affordable price. The integration of HTC Sense brings an unparalleled smart phone experience for people looking to do more on their phone.

HTC Smart Phone Specifications-:

Technology / Frequency Bands GSM : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G/ HSDPA/WCDMA : 2100 MHz

(Up to 384 kbps up-link and 3.6 Mbps down-link speeds)

Operating System-Qualcomm Brew platform

Built Dimensions-104x55x12.8 mm

Weight -108 g ( 3.81 ounces) with battery

Form Factor-bar

Display Size-240 x 320 pixels

Type-color : TFT

Colors-262144 colors

Camera Camera- 3.0 Mega pixel

Resolution-2048×1536 pixels



Secondary Camera-No

Data/ Connectivity Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets

HTC ExtUSB™ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0)




Internet Browsing-  HTML

Media Audio Playback- .aac, .amr, .qcp, .mid, .m4a, .mp3, .wma, .wav

Video Playback- .mp4, .3gp, .3g2, .m4v


FM Radio

3.5mm Headphone Jack

Memory Inbuilt   256 MB

Memory Slot- microSD/TransFlash

Battery Type-Li – Ion, 1100 mAh

Standby-450 hours

Talktime-450 mins

Up to 370 minutes for 3G/ WCDMA

Up to 450 minutes for 2G / GSM

Price In India Rs.9900

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Jin Grg
July 16, 2011 3:01 am 3:01 AM

I like dz set but 4me it iz 2 costly. If company would rate down below de 7000Rs. I would think every people like2 take it.

October 20, 2010 7:55 pm 7:55 PM
The battery back up is worst. Talktime is found to be only 20 minutes, though HTC claims it to be 450 minutes which is utter lie. I have to recharge the battery 3 times a day. Like a land phone it is connected to the electricity point all the day. After attending 3 calls from the friends, I find with shock that the battery is 50% exhausted.How horrible experience I have gained. HTC has supplied the battery picking up from the roadside dustbin. The phone frequently hangs. I have to open the back lid, take out the battery and insert… Read more »
September 13, 2010 11:21 am 11:21 AM

Hi Mr Sanjay, im not much gadgets oriented but i love them, i have purchased an HTC smart thinking i will be able to browse, play videos, streaming, etc apart from phone calls but the HTC smart f3188 doesnot support to play youtube??????? pls help me as what should be done for it? Awaiting ur suggestions………..I love watching videos in mobile phone