Chinese Huawei May Be Coming To US With Android-Powered Ideos

Posted: Sep 7 2010, 9:03am CDT | by , in Rumors | Android


Chinese Huawei May Be Coming To US With Android-Powered Ideos
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Another guy wants to make it big with Android

The Ideos may do for Huawei what the G1 was able to do for HTC; the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer is reportedly planning on bringing its Ideos phone to the US.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Huawei does indeed have eyes for the US, and specifically it wants to bring its first stateside phone to T-Mobile. The Journal states that T-Mobile has been in talks with the manufacturer about sealing a deal.

HTC had a similar journey two years ago. An overseas mobile phone maker that hardly anyone in the US had ever even heard of, is now a household name among tech heads. And it started when it brought the G1 to T-Mobile. The G1 was, of course, the first Android phone in the world.

The Ideos was the first phone outside of the US to come pre-installed with Android 2.2, so it has a similar "flagship" feel as the G1. It has a 240x320 display, 256 MB of RAM, and all the standard wireless connections you'd expect. It only has a 528 MHz processor, though, so it would be an entry-level Android device. The Journal suggests a price of around $50.

This could also be good news for T-Mobile. It rose to the headlines with the G1 but has since fallen behind in the Android race, thanks to Verizon's Droid and Sprint rolling out its 4G network exclusively with Android. Bringing out a fresh new face to the market could draw attention back to the mobile provider.

If discussions between Huawei and T-Mobile go smoothly, the device could be set for release later this year.

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