HTC Smart – O2 powered smartphone

On February 23, 2010, in Cell Phones, by Dwarka Rao

Here is a surprise for all O2 lovers and those who believe that the O2 platform is dead. HTC and Telefónica have joined hands to bring a smartphone based on O2, aka the HTC Smart, it will be available in Germany, Ireland and the UK.

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