Huawei Building A “High-End” Android Phone For The Second Half Of This Year?

by Axl Logan on
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It looks like Huawei continues to keep their staff pretty busy these days as we are now hearing rumors slowly emerging of the company in the works to produce a “high-end” Android device sometime after Q3 rocking a 3.7-inch display and a custom 3D UI over Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).  Most of us would agree, we’re a little beyond any type of skinning these days, but you never know, maybe they’ll come out with something interesting.  It’s no surprise that companies these days are trying to separate their devices from the rest, hence the skins and unnecessary add-ons. but when it’s all said and done, just give us stock!   Just whip up a slick looking piece of hardware and wrap it up for delivery with a nice affordable price tag and let the masses come flooding in.  Anyway, that’s just one man’s opinion.  We’d love to hear yours though, feel free to drop it in the comments below.

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First Look At Cricket’s Samsung Indulge and Huawei Ascend 2 At CTIA

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Cricket, making an appearance at CTIA this year, announced a couple of devices they have in the works to be released “very soon” (Q2).  The company introduced two handsets that look to be promising in the up and coming year for the company.  First up to bat, the Huawei Ascend 2, a pretty descent successor to the original Ascend which we saw released last year.  The device will tout an HVGA screen (same as the original Ascend) however, the company is looking to keep the price point along the same lines as the original model, coming in at $150.00.  In addition, the device will sport an updated camera coming in at 5MP from the previous 3.2MP along with an 800 MHz CPU.

Next on the smartphone arsenal list is the Samsung Indulge, running on Cricket’s standard 3G bands, as the company currently does not have an LTE network.  The Indulge also sports an HVGA screen and comes with a bit of a hefty price tag coming in at around $350 for a new 2 yr agreement.  Keep heading back to Talk Android as we continue to dig for more info on release dates and confirmed official pricing for these handsets.  And as always, let us know what you think of them in the comments below.

[via engadget]

Huawei IDEOS X3 and IDEOS S7 tablet revealed before MWC

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Huawei has a couple more devices to show us that should be making their official appearances during the MWC conference next week on the 13th. The first is the Huawei IDEOS X3 smartphone. Looks to have a front and rear camera, back, search and menu buttons, and 4 different colors to choose from (red, black, silver and blue). This looks to be more of a mid-range Android device, when compared to the X5 we saw here.

Below we also have the IDEOS S7, which will also a slim tablet device with similar hardware options with buttons, front and rear cameras, and a 7inch screen, unfortunately, we don’t know much more than that. We’ll have to wait for the official MWC.

[via Engadget]

Huawei Ascend headed to MetroPCS for $179

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MetroPCS has announced that they will be adding the Huawei Ascend to their Android lineup, just in time for some last minute holiday shopping. The device features Android 2.1, a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, 3.2MP camera and Wi-Fi.

Smartphone plans with MetroPCS start at just $50 a month with no contract, and the phone can be had for $179, also without a contract. Continue reading after the break for the full presser.

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Huawei officially announces X5 and X6 devices, no Gingerbread love to start

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After months of rumors and speculation, Huawei has finally made their official announcement of the X5 and X6 phones. The official announcement was made in Australia, and both devices will ship with Android 2.2 Froyo, with no mention of an upgrade to Android 2.3. According to the press release:

“More than half of all Australians are already using Huawei‟s products, including mobile phones, tablets and wireless dongles, which are customised and rebadged by the operator,” said Mark Treadwell, Head of Devices Marketing, Huawei Australia. “While we will continue to work closely with our key partners, Huawei will now also have a brand of its own.”

“We believe that people have been paying too much for the latest mobile technology and we can give consumers a choice of affordable mobile devices without compromising on innovative design and cutting-edge technology. This is about making high-tech devices within everyone’s reach”

The X5 will come with:

  • 3.8″ WVGA screen
  • HSPA
  • GPS
  • WiFi
  • 5MP camera

While the X6 will feature more, such as:

  • 4.1″ screen
  • Dolby Mobile surround sound
  • HDMI port
  • 5MP camera w/ HD recording

We currently have no details on pricing. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments, and hit the source link for the full presser (pdf).

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Huawei presents their new Android phones: the Ideos X6 and X5

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Huawei is a new name to many in the Android smartphone segment, but looks to be eager to compete in this crowded market space.  We’ve already seen their previous budget-minded Android phones, the Huawei Ascend and the first Huawei Ideos that we know as the Comet on T-Mobile, but it looks like Huawei wanted to step it up a notch with their new offerings, the Ideos X6 and Ideos X5.  Hit the jump to see more details and images on these new Android handsets.

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Huawei IDEOS on sale now…. sort of.

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Since the announcement of the Huawei IDEOS in September, European Android users have been keeping an eye on the release of the super-budget Android smartphone. Well, now it’s on sale.. sort of.

An eBay seller from the UK is apparently offering the device for £174.99 unlocked, with no SIM card and a 1 year warranty. If the idea of purchasing a not yet released smartphone from eBay sounds fishy to you, online retailer Expansys is offering the Huawei IDEOS for £159.99 with a launch date of December 1st.

[via eurodroid]

Huawei Ideos headed to T-Mobile as the Comet

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We’ve reported about the Huawei Ideos a few times in the past, including back in September when T-Mobile was in talks with the company about acquiring the device.

Well T-Mobile is done talking, and has announced they will be releasing the device as the Comet on November 3. This lower-end Android device will feature a 3MP camera, GPS, and will be targeted towards the beginner smartphone user.

T-Mobile has not released any information regarding pricing, but we’re fully expecting this thing to run under $100.

Continue after the break for a couple videos of the Comet in action.

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