Hands-on photos – HTC Smart

You may have checked out our hands-on blog oggling over HTC's Desire, Legend and Mini HD handsets, but just the day afterwards, it also pulled the cov

Launched in partnership with O2, the phone will reportedly concentrate on offering smartphone functionality without the cost and complexity many consumers seem to associate with smartphones – a theme we've seen from a couple of manufacturers during MWC.

Run on Qualcomm's Brew mobile platform (the same platform used in INQ's phones), the HTC Smart packs a 2.8-inch touchscreen, 3 megapixel camera and 3G connectivity.

It's 300 MHz processor may seem slow on paper compared to the likes of Qualcomm's Snapdragon, but as it powers such a lightweight platform, it didn't seem painstakingly slow.

The HTC Smart picks up big points thanks to the inclusion of the improved HTC Sense, a thoroughly usable UI seen on all of the manufacturer's higher-end handsets, and of course its no doubt low-end price tag.

Neither O2 or HTC would be pushed on price, but they did say it would come in at half the price of a normal smartphone. We're not sure what price that is, but it sounds good.

Peruse over our hands on shots below (the handset will come in a choice of black, white and pink), and give us your thoughts below.