Huawei has unveiled its new smartphone that runs on Google Android 2.2. Called IDEOS, the company plans to sell this product for about US$100 to US$200.
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According to the company, the IDEOS promises downlink speeds of more than 7.2Mb/s, offers WCDMA + WiFi dual network support, and mobile broadband services. The device also doubles as a Wi-Fi router for up to eight devices at a time.
Kevin Tao, CEO of Huawei Device, said, “The popularity of the smartphone is one of the key tools to bringing people into the ‘Golden Age of Mobile Broadband,’ which is linked to Google’s mobile Internet strategy.”
“We are proud to have already achieved our goal from early 2010 of developing a US$150 smartphone with an excellent user experience. The IDEOS is an affordable option, designed to lower barriers to entry to allow easy mobile Internet access.”
Available in black, yellow, blue, and purple, the IDEOS runs on Android 2.2, supports functions such as voice dialing, voice navigation, and has the ability to run applications off the SD card.
Australian pricing and availability will be announced at a later late.