We heard that Huawei were expected to launch an Android mobile phone on the 2nd of September and here it is, the Huawei Ideos. It has been dev
eloped in conjunction with Google, so it has the logo on the battery cover, and is designed to be sold throughout Europe, Asia and America, providing Huawei with a great chance to gain more recognition in these markets.
The Ideos is a touchscreen phone with a similar look to the HTC Tattoo and Huawei’s own T-Mobile Pulse, and has been priced with PAYG in mind at around £100-£129. However this price point doesn’t mean it has a poor spec, in fact it’s quite good. Huawei themselves say this is the only Android 2.2 phone currently available at a ‘competitive price point’.
In addition to Android 2.2, the Ideos has a 2.8″ capacitive touchscreen3G and HSDPA, 802.11n Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot and a 3.2 megapixel camera. The phone has 256MB RAM and 512MB of ROM, while the processor is a 528MHz chip.
Huawei want to build the Ideos name – which stands for ‘Industrial design, evolution and operating system’ apparently – into a brand for all its future smartphones, and this initial model will be on sale during October.