Archive for the ‘Huawei Phones’ Category

Nokia Offers Special X3 Deal; Acer and Huawei Confirm New Androids

Monday, December 13th, 2010

For those of you who are hoping to great a great budget deal for a mobile phone this holiday season, Finnish phone maker Nokia has a great package that may seem expensive at first, but actually provides users with plenty of value.

Go straight to Nokia’s official online store to avail of a special offer for the Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type smart phone. The handset is available for free at a monthly tariff of 40 Pounds per month. This 2 year contract will provide the user with 1200 minutes, 1GB of data and unlimited texting. While this may seem like a commonly fair deal, Nokia tops it off with a sweet free Nokia Booklet 3G. This mini-netbook and smart phone combination is a great combination that smart phone enthusiasts would not want to pass up.

There are three awesome Android smart phones coming our way, two from Chinese manufacturer Huawei and another from Acer.

Acer is continuing the beTouch series of smart phones with the E140. This low end smart phone might be passed up on its low specs, but we suspect that it will also come with a very low price tag that will make it a tempting offer. Overall, the 2.8 inch touch screen and the 3.2 mega pixel camera leave much to be desired –but at least the device is already running version 2.2 Froyo so this is still one good Android experience waiting to happen.

Huawei has got a double offer for the tech industry with the Ideos X5 and X6 handsets. For those familiar with the brand series, Ideos is Huawei’s special line of Android phones and the two new additions live up to the standard. The X6 offers high end specs with a 1GHz CPU, 4.1 inch screen, HDMI, HD recording and a 5 mega pixel camera. The X5 will be sporting slightly lowers specs to provide buyers with an alternative.

Mobile News: Today’s Highlights

Friday, December 10th, 2010

The Bada operating system has just celebrated its first year in the smart phone industry. With now well over a million devices sold and plenty more expected, the Samsung made mobile platform is certainly carving out its own niche. Admittedly, the system still has to go a long way (and it is a pretty small niche), but considering how new the system is and that this is Samsung’s first proprietary system, the performance of the Bada is quite impressive.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 owners will finally get to try out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread mobile platform. However, this will not be through an officially released update. The features will be running straight from a ROM emulator. While this provides little practical use, it does prove that the X10 does have the hardware needed to run the new OS.

HTC has announced that the Wildfire smart phone will also be getting an update to Google’s Android 2.2 Froyo. The announcement just came in right after they officially stated that the HTC Legend will be updated just a day ago. The big announcement is certainly great news for the owners of the communication based Wildfire handset.

Huawei’s Ideos smart phone is now officially available in local stores. According to sources, the new budget Android will be priced at a nice 150 Pound price tag. Those who have been hoping to start switching to the Android might find this device as a great fit since it is also available for free when under a contract. Mobile retailer eXpansys currently has the device in stock.

Samsung is making people enticed to by the Galaxy Tab touch screen tablet. According to reports, buying a Tab now will net users with 200 GBP worth of media content. The limited offer deal will be running from this December until the first week of February and provides users with over 50 tracks from eMusic, 15 films from the Samsung online store, 7 Gameloft titles and 5 eBooks -pretty sweet deal for a holiday tablet.

HTC WP7 Device Name Leaks, iOS 4.1 Launches and Huawei’s Android

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

China based electronics manufacturer Huawei is launching a low end Android smart phone that is poised to dominate that market range on sheer budget price alone: the Huawei IDEOS.

This brand new Android smart phone is reportedly going to be compatible with the 2.2 Froyo version of the open source mobile platform and will be arriving with a price tag around the range of 40 to 70 Quid. That’s probably the cheapest Android handset we have seen so far and the most updated too. The device will be available in wide range of color choices and is expected to be available this coming October.

Next on the new list, Apple is keeping the iPhone community happy with several new updates, and this time, it is by way of the 4.1 iOS update. Carefully added into this system update is the inclusion of new camera features that would allow users to take HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos with a single click.

Also included in the 4.1 update is an improvement for the Apple iTunes store and the addition of the Ping social network tool. The 4.1 allows users to connect to the Apple Game Center which is some sort of social hub for players.

Our final news update comes in the form of a quick leak of an O2 document that reveals what might be a new Windows Phone 7 device from Taiwan based mobile phone maker, HTC. According to reports, the device is named as the HTC HD7 –which is a major hint at what this device is.

HTC’s Windows lineup is the HD series and the last phone in the set (aside from the HD Mini) is the HD2. It skips several numbers and heads straight to HD7 to state that it is a Windows Phone 7 device. It has yet to be confirmed if this device is the same as the HTC Mondrian and Mozart.

Android News Bits: Everything Android this Week

Monday, August 30th, 2010

It seems that the Samsung Galaxy S is getting a new accessory. A quick look at our German neighbors has revealed that there is an add-on battery pack available for Samsung’s powerhouse of an Android smart phone.

The EBB-U10 is currently available on retail for 70 Euros and is packing some serious power updates for the Samsung smart phone. The new battery pack is external and from the way that the body wraps around the handset and seems to have an odd bulk on the top, many suspect that it connects to the phone through the mini USB port.

According to the tech specs, this new battery buff up will add a full 8.5 hours of talk time. That is a lot of power to enjoy your Android phone. Of course, with more power comes more bulk. This hefty little upgrade will weigh your down by an extra 70 grams and will definitely add a lot more size to the Galaxy S.

In other Android news, Mozilla has announced that the Android version of the Firefox is officially ready for downloads. Fennec Alpha, which was originally launched for the Nokia Maemo has finally been ported over to the Android OS. Mozilla had announced the new version earlier.

Lastly, the newly announced Huawei mid range Android smart phone capable of running Android 2.2 Froyo has finally been confirmed. The device will be named Ideo and will be arriving by next week on September 2. The device sports a 2.8 touch screen display, a 3.2 mega pixel camera and a 500MHz CPU.

So far, this handset is quickly proving to be a great cause mid range smart phone alternative for anyone who goes for basic handsets. If you plan on getting a contract from an operator, better stick to the high end devices.

Android Froyo is Cheapest with Huawei

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Right now, it is only mere speculation that the upcoming Huawei U8150 Android smart phone will actually have a low price tag, but according to the China based phone maker, that is the point of the new handset. Considering that this is one phone maker that focuses heavily on producing low cost smart phones (previous Android phones from the maker include the U220 and U230 devices), it is quite possible that the U8150 will be the cheapest Android 2.2 device yet.

As a phone maker, Huawei’s reputation is decent at best. While their devices have always been low cost, many wonder if it is at the compromise of quality –a reasonable concern for every consumer. And while it is promising, getting Android 2.2 is simply a matter of time and patience for Android fans.

Looking at the U8150 handset, one can easily see the basic signature markings of the Android OS in the buttons below the screen. Of a much larger curiosity, there is a circular pad below the buttons –which might be an optical track pad or a small directional control. In any case, it is difficult to determine the purpose of the pad at this point.

The device comes with a 2.8 inch capacitive touch screen display and a 3.2 mega pixel camera. For an Android device, that’s pretty much the all the basics you need. There is currently no information on what speed the processor will be running on, though it is expected to be operating around the region of 600MHz or better.

Currently, the device is expected to come out during the first week of September, which is just a short time away –this would make the phone very tempting for those who have been waiting for an update to the OS for quite some time.