Huawei showcases its first Android-powered smartphone

Huawei showcases its first Android-powered smartphone
Yesterday, at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Huawei Technologies introduced its first smartphone to run Google’s open-source operating system - Android. In the press-release, Mr. James Chen, Director of Huawei Terminal Marketing Department, announced that “As a terminal solutions provider with all-round capabilities, Huawei has an acute insight into the drivers of the communications industry and in-depth understanding of operators”. During the development process of the new device, Huawei has partnered with an “established design consultancy” in order to create an advanced, yet user-friendly interface.

Unfortunately, information about the new Android-running device is too scarce, however, the manufacturer has announced that we should expect it hit the market in Q3 this year.

source: Huawei


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11 Comments

1. tmofanboy432

Posts: 139; Member since: Jan 12, 2009

one word iphone

10. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yea I wonder where The Godfather is, he always complains about how Apple should be sued by LG because it TOTALLY ripped off the Prada. Wonder what he thinks of this one.

2. blacksamurai34

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 17, 2009

True. But, I hope they keep the design especially if they keep the illuminated (or neon) ring around the edges.

3. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

Looks like the Iphone evil twin !! pretty sharp looking though!

4. gunsich

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

I wonder where the 4 android-required buttons are....

5. Charlie unregistered

What buttons are those? They could be at the bottom of the touch screen. At all times. Which would be annoying, since it would make less room for whatever else is on the screen.

6. Agent

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 16, 2008

yeah, apple patented the rectangle shape. all other phones should be circular or triangular.

7. vzwemp87

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

yeah apple tries patenting all of the factors of the iphone just so no one can get close to making a good competitor

9. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

So basically you are saying that you think it's okay for companies to continually steal the design. Its so funny how hypocritical people can be. Apple copied prada even though the phones are entirely different but it's now it's good competition to duplicate apples design. So now I know if I want to be a good competitor I should copy them instead of creating my own tactics and strategies. Good to know. Every time I come to this site I receive a lot of good information I can apply in my own life.

8. Charlie unregistered

Can you say lawsuit? Apple vs. Huawei in a fight over design. Agent, how do they go about patenting the shape of a phone? That's like trying to patent the whole idea of a slider phone or something.

11. Agent

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 16, 2008

I was joking about the shape being patented. I once showed someone my Samsung Behold and she just said "it looks like the iphone." And I said "why, because it's rectangular?" Some people are just too quick to say phones look like the iphone. (btw, the Samsung Armani was out before the iphone). However, this Huawei really DOES look too much like the iphone. Oh, well.

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