Smart Communications has a couple of Android phones in their mobile phone line-up. While this is no the first time Smart has offered Android phones, they were offered with their mobile internet plans and not their regular plans.
The two units currently being offered by Smart are the HTC Wildfire and Acer Ferrari Liquid E, both of which are being offered for free at Smart Gold Plan 2500, with a two year contract. Smart is not offering any higher end or lower end Android. At the high end Smart seems to have committed itself to Windows Phone 7 and the HTC Mozart. On the lower end, you find a gaggle of Nokia Symbian phones.
The HTC Desire and Desire HD would make better competitors to rival Globe Telecoms Apple iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S. Globe Telecom and Sun Cellular also offer the Samsung Galaxy 5 as entry level smartphones. Smart should contact LG and see about getting their Optimus One.
Still it is good to see Androids in Smart's regular phone line-up.
Hope that smart telecom will have the idea og getting HTC evo 4g..android phones who can overtake the iphone 4 here in the phils...ReplyDelete
It does not make sense for Smart to bring in the HTC Evo 4G since they do not have a WiMAX 802.16 e network.ReplyDelete
HTC Evo 4G is really just a Desire HD with a WiMAX chip. What makes sense for Smart is to offer more Android in their packages. A plain HTC Desire would be more popular than their Windows based HTC Mozart I think.