Today Huawei has launched their affordable IDEOS handset that is tag lined with simplicity, affordability and accessibility. Huawei has acted as a silent player in Android handset scenario so far, with some low profile Android handsets rolling out at regular intervals that have failed to capture much interest among enthusiasts or media. While the IDEOS still caters to the low-to-mid-end market, it seems to be different; it must be something big for Huawei as this is their first Android 2.2 Froyo device and the most economical Froyo device to date.
Being the most inexpensive device at $175 to ship with Froyo means the IDEOS is quite likely to attract a lot of consumers who want the latest version of Android but can’t shell out big bucks for high-end phones.
Here are the specs of this phone:
- Android 2.2 Froyo
- 2.8 Inch Capacitive Touch Screen Display
- 320 x 240 Screen Resolution
- 528 MHz Processor
- HSDPA 3G Compatible
- 3G Hotspot Capable
- Dedicated Search, Home and Back Keys
- 3.2 Mega Pixel Primary Camera
Another great thing regarding this phone is Google’s direct involvement with Huawei on this project. This can mean faster firmware OTA upgrades for IDEOS owners like Lucky Nexus One owners, though this hasn’t been confirmed yet. The phone is priced as $175 without contract and will be available from 15th of October. It may also be available for free with contract, depending on the carriers.