Sprint plans Brew MP devices

Fri, 09/11/2009 - 8:50am
Monica Alleven, Wireless Week

Sprint says it plans to offer its customers more device options by launching devices running on Qualcomm’s Brew Mobile Platform (MP), which can support both feature phones and smartphones.

A press release announcing the move did not specify when phones using Brew MP will be on the market, and a spokesperson was not immediately available.

By supporting both high-performance mobile Java and native applications on Brew MP, Sprint says it can offer more advanced devices to a broader set of customers.

Earlier this year, Qualcomm canceled its annual Brew conference, citing the tough economy. Since then, it has acquired Cox Communications as a Brew customer.

In July, Verizon Wireless renewed its support for Brew, announcing an agreement with Qualcomm to promote growth on the platform, including a focus on improving the app discovery process for customers.

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