It's hard to deny the growing popularity of Android smartphones. In just a matter of months, a number of major Android releases have proven extremely promising in the market: HTC's Desire, Motorola's Droid X, LG's Optimus and yesterday, Samsung's Galaxy S.
You can now add Huawei to the above list of Android smartphone brands. The company is better known for their wireless broadband modems. This week though, they've been showing off the Huawei U8220 phone, which has been offered in the US by as the "Pulse" since 2009.
The phone has a 3.5in TFT HVGA touch display, Flash support, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 and also comes loaded with Chrome Lite and Google apps. There's also a 3.2MP digital camera with 8x digital zoom. The phone weighs 135 grams with the battery inserted and measures 62.5 x 116 x 13.6mm in size.
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However, the U8220's micro SD slot is only expandable up to 16GB, something to keep in mind if you're a heavy user of video and music.
According to a Huawei spokesperson, there is no firm release date for the the U8220 smartphone in Australia just yet, but the handset was shown off to Australian media today. As for prices and phone carriers, we're yet to see any details.
the Android phone is nothing new to the world, and has been offered under the US based T-Mobile phone carrier (as the 'Pulse') in North America since 2009.