Huawei has managed to stake a claim as China’s second largest smartphone manufacturer, yet it is a name most U.S. consumers have probably never heard. If they are aware of Huawei, there are decent odds it stemmed from action by Congress a couple years ago to label Huawei a national security threat amidst concerns they would use network hardware for spying purposes. Despite that incident and the potential stigma of being seen as a producer of cheap Chinese goods, Huawei is indicating they have plans to step up marketing and try to make a push into the U.S. market during 2015. Read more
The Mobile World Congress has started in Barcelona, and the pace is beginning to pick the closer we get to the HTC (watch it live here)and Samsung announcements. We’ve just seen Huawei unveil its very stylish Watch, its B2 and N1 TalkBands and now we have Huawei’s stylish 7-inch MediaPad X2 making an appearance. In its press release, Huawei called the MediaPad X2 the First Ultra Octa-core 4G LTE-enabled Dual-SIM Phablet. Join us after the break for the specifications and full press release. Read more
In addition to the Huawei Watch that was officially unwrapped at MWC 2015, Huawei announced two other wearable devices as part of their portfolio. The Huawei TalkBand B2 is the company’s second generation TalkBand product, combining activity tracking capabilities with Bluetooth headset capabilities. The Huawei TalkBand N1 is a Bluetooth headset for sports enthusiasts who love their music. Read more
We already knew Huawei was going to be announcing their new smartwatch at MWC 2015 from the greeting air travelers to the event received and the videos that were released a short while ago. The official announcement had the potential to be anti-climatic, but the official press shot of the device and details did not disappoint as the Huawei Watch appears to be a solid entrant into the market that should interest buyers looking for a nicely designed wearable. Read more
Tomorrow, Huawei will be one of the companies holding a press event at MWC 2015. Among the expected devices is the Huawei Watch that already exposed itself in Barcelona. Now, two promotional videos were posted on the company’s official YouTube account. The first video shows a man exploring a frigid and snowy environment with his Huawei Watch being a guide. The other involves Huawei employees providing insight to the Watch’s design. Both do highlight the elegance and technological prowess expected from the Huawei Watch.
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This weekend will see the the arrival of new phones, tablets, wearables, and more as hardware manufacturers head out to Barcelona for MWC 2015. Spotted inside Barcelona Airport by incoming press members is the advertisement seen above. It shows an unannounced smartwatch belonging to Huawei promoted for everyone to see. That’s right, Huawei has exposed its own product prior to any sort of official announcement.
Yesterday it was leaked that the next Nexus phone would be made by a Chinese manufacturer, and today we might know who that is. Not only that, it appears that there might actually be two Nexus phones launched this year.
The same leaker is now saying there will be two Nexus phones, one produced by the said Chinese manufacturer, and the other by LG. This isn’t something that Google has done in the past, but it doesn’t sound so far fetched since we already have both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 available at the same time. If you take into account that Google cannot call the next Nexus phone the Nexus 7 for obvious reasons, it’s likely they will make new versions of both the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6. This would keep most customers happy since not everyone wants a 6-inch phone. It would also solve the issue of having just one expensive Nexus phone. The Nexus 5 could be more budget-friendly and the Nexus 6 would be the premium-priced version.
Huawei has taken the wraps off of a new Smartband device that features two industry-leading features. It’s the first ever LTE-enabled device of its kind, and it will utilize the company’s 4.5G network, which is labeled as being somewhere between 4G and 5G in terms of speed. The 4.5G network isn’t set to go live until next year, but this band is jumping on board earlier. Read more
Over the weekend we saw some images that were supposedly of the Huawei Ascend P8 surface on the Internet. The device that was shown in those images was obscured by a case making it difficult to determine much detail or even verify that the device is the Ascend P8. A new set of leaked images has surfaced, this time for a case that is meant for the Ascend P8, and these images may provide us with a few more clues about what Huawei has planned for their forthcoming smartphone. Read more
Although the rumor mill lately seems to be dominated by leaks of Samsung and HTC devices, other manufacturers have devices in the works. Huawei is likely working on the next model in their Ascend line, the Huawei Ascend P8. Some new images making the rounds purport to be of the Ascend P8, although whatever the device is it has been concealed some by a case. Read more