FCC Documents confirm Huawei as manufacturer of next T-Mobile myTouch handsets

FCC Documents confirm Huawei as manufacturer of next T-Mobile myTouch handsets
Last month, any hope on T-Mobile's part that the manufacturer of its next T-Mobile myTouch handsets might remain a mystery was destroyed when word leaked that Huawei had received the assignment. As recently as the end of last month, photographs were leaked showing a device called the Huawei Ascend G312 qwerty with a side sliding QWERTY keyboard. This device just visited the FCC and the documentation shows that this is the exact same model as the Huawei U8680, rumored to be one of the next T-Mobile myTouch phones. The Huawei U8730 is expected to be the other myTouch unit and doesn't offer a slide out QWERTY like the U8680 does.

The specs for the Huawei U8680 were certainly not in the high-end category with a 4 inch WVGA display with a pixel density of 233 ppi.  Under the hood is a single-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255T processor with 1GB of RAM aboard. 4GB of native storage comes with the device although that can be raised to 36GB using the microSD slot. On the back of the unit is a 5MP camera with AF and an LED flash. A VGA front-facing camera tales self-portraits and enables video chat. The phone supports the 850/1700/1900 UMTS bands and Android 4.0 is installed.

Huawei requested a 180 days from the FCC embargo on the release of information about the handset, starting on March 27th. This points to a launch later this year. The current T-Mobile myTouch phones, the T-Mobile myTouch and the T-Mobile myTouchQ, are both made by LG and were launched on November 2nd. Similar to the Huawei units, one of the LG phones has a side sliding QWERTY while the other has just a virtual QWERTY.

source: FCC via PhoneScoop, TmoNews

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