Until recently, all we knew about the Android-based Huawei U8220
(also known as the T-Mobile Pulse
) was bits of sketchy information. First, the device got its Wi-Fi certificate
, then appeared on FCC
a bit later. The phone
lacks 1700MHz 3G functionality, which means it won´t run on the T-Mobile´s network in the US, so we figure the Huawei U8220 will probably make its debut in Europe and the fact that it can pre-ordered through a Dutch-based online store
seems to confirm our suspicion. The price for a contract-free unit, locked to T-Mobile is 257 EUR and according to the website, the handset is rolling out in October.
We now also have more information about its specifications. The rumor has it the Huawei U8220 will come equipped with a 3.5-inch display with native resolution of 320x480 pixels, 3.2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microSD slot and HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps support. We hope the carrier provides insight on whether or not the Pulse is coming to the US anytime soon.