October 23, 2014

Huawei Announces Android 2.2 Powered 'IDEOS'

Huawei announced four new Android phones today, including the entry-level IDEOS. Built with Android 2.2, the IDEOS is expected to be priced between $100 and $200 when it arrives in European, Asia-Pacific, North American and Latin American markets. We’re waiting on Huawei to open up their dedicated page to learn the full details, but we do know a few goodies. There is WCDMA + WiFi dual network support as well as the capability to act as a WiFi router for up to eight devices at a time. The IDEOS will be available in black, yellow, blue, and purple when it drops.

“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.”

In addion to the IDEOS, the other three models announced today are the U8800, U8500, and U8300.  They sound familiar

The U8800 also runs Android 2.2, features a 3.8-inch screen, supports HSPA+ speeds of 14 Mb/s. The Android 2.1 powered U8500 comes with a 3.2-inch screen, an optical trackpad, HSPDA and WiFi support. Bringing up the rear, the U8300 features a QWERTY keyboard with a small “chocolate bar” design, and runs Android 2.1.

We’ll be bringing you more details as we can uncover them!