Huawei have unveiled their first Android powered handset at the CommunicAsia 2009 in Singapore today.
Here’s a full extract from the press release:
The Android-powered U8230 smartphone allows users to switch between full and half QWERTY keyboards and to navigate programs easily via a 3.5-inch LCD touch screen. Huawei’s U8230 uses the Google Chrome Internet browser which supports a variety of Google applications such as Google Map, Google Search and Google Talk. It is also fitted with a battery which has a capacity of 1500 mAH – the longest battery capacity among Android-powered handsets currently available.
“Having joined the Open Handset Alliance in 2008, Huawei is rapidly moving forward with the development of cutting-edge high-end handsets, especially smartphones powered by Android and Windows Mobile operating systems,” said Glory Chueng, the spokesperson of Huawei Terminals. “The U8230 and the C8000 handsets on display here at CommunicAsia take the interactivity experience of smartphones to a whole new level and Huawei is looking forward to working with our customers to bring them to market later this year.”
The C8000 handset also unveiled will be powered by Windows Mobile.
We’re expecting more information to surface shortly for the Huawei U8230, so be sure to check back for further updates.
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Update: Both handsets are expected to launch in the second half of 2009 and are expected to be made available in Europe.
Pricing details have not yet been revealed.