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February 14, 2010

Huawei unveils new Android powered devices

Integrates HSPA+ capabilities to support downlink speeds of up to 14Mb/s

By CBR Staff Writer

Huawei has unveiled a new smartphone U8800, which features Android 2.1 operating system, 3.8-inch wide screen and HSPA+ capabilities to support downlink speeds of up to 14Mb/s.

In addition, the company also unveiled three additional Android-powered devices U8300, U8100/U8110 and SmaKit S7. Available in green, yellow and purple, U8300 is aimed at youth market and incorporates social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter.

According to Huawei, the U8100/U8110 smartphones have 2.8-inch wide QVGA touchscreens, WiFi, bluetooth and a dual camera with 0.3 mega pixels in the front and 3.2 mega pixels in the back. The SmaKit S7 comes with a 7-inch wide screen, access to local information, social networking websites and online application stores. It can also be connected to home gateway, TV or Android handsets.

Kevin Tao, CEO, Huawei Device, said: The customised Android smartphones reflect our long-term investment to develop high-end devices which enable operators to deliver enhanced and differentiated mobile services. Android being open to third party programs means that operators can add a number of various applications to the phone. The U8800 enables operators to provide tailor-made, stylish and affordable smartphones to their subscribers.”

The U8800 Android smartphone is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2010, while U8100/U8110 smartphones are expected to be launched in Europe in the second quarter of 2010.

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