Huawei's Ideos coming to T-Mobile

Huawei's Ideos coming to T-Mobile
The Wall Street Journal reports that Huawei and T-Mobile are in talks about carrying their Ideos smartphone. The phone, unveiled at IFA on Thursday, is the cheapest Android 2.2 phone available. At $200 off-contract and potentially $50 with contract, it represents a terrific value for the latest version of the Android OS. If T-Mobile does carry the device, it will serve to attract new smartphone buyers in the same way as RIM's BlackBerry Curve.
The Huawei Ideos is powered by a 528MHz processor, and features a 2.8" touch screen. Although these specs aren't very impressive when held alongside other Android devices, the features of Android 2.2 might make up for the phone's other shortcomings. A $200 phone with Wi-Fi hotspot capability and Flash 10.1 support is very appealing indeed. Although Huawei has previously focused on industrial technologies, this price-point entry to the consumer market should push them towards a more substantial market share.

source: Wall Street Journal via MobileBurn



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