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Spotlight Review: HTC Freestyle (AT&T)

Overall Rating

Senior Friendly Features

Cool Factor

7

Wireless Interface :

Bluetooth

Speakerphone :

Yes

Accessability Features :

Audible battery alert

Accessability Features :

Hearing aid compatible

Accessability Features :

Vibrating alert

Accessability Features :

Voice control capability

Quick Specs

Service Provider: 
AT&T
Style: 
Candy bar phone
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HTC has put the quality of their phones into a really small form factor at a really great price. The Freestyle has a 3.2 inch screen that’s actually pretty easy to read, despite being a fairly small phone. The icons are large enough for most everyone to be able to read and understand easily. It has built-in GPS with turn-by-turn instructions, it plays music in stereo even over Bluetooth and a 3.2 megapixel camera/camcorder. The talk time is really good, at around 7 hours. There’s a MicroSD slot to allow up to 32GB of extra storage.

The operating system is Qualcomm’s Brew OS, and HTC has put their “Sense” skin over it. HTC Sense is on all their phones, I use it on my HTC phone and love it. It adds some nice interface touches and keeps it simple and elegant.

In addition to Bluetooth, the phone also has 3G connectivity for internet including browsing and social networks. The price is right, on Amazon it’s a penny, with no data plan required.

  • Quick messaging phone with 3.2-inch touchscreen display and HTC FriendStream for integrated social networks on homescreen
  • Enabled for AT&T’s fast 3G HSDPA network; compatible with AT&T Navigator GPS turn-by-turn directions
  • 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD expansion to 32 GB; personal e-mail; organizer tools
  • Up to 7 hours of talk time, up to 384 hours (16 days) of standby time; released in February, 2011
  • What’s in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, quick start guide, CD-ROM with user manual
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    For more information or to purchase an HTC Freestyle smartphone, visit Amazon.com.

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