Huawei has launched the first entry-level Android 2.2 phone, the IDEOS.
IDEOS, which stands for Intelligent Design Evolution Operating System, is a co-production with Google – supplied with no custom branding or themes. The phone will also offer changeable covers.
The phone will sell for between £99 and £129, on a prepay basis, and offers up an impressive specification for the money. A 2.8-inch QVGA-resolution capacitive touchscreen (but no multi-touch), 3G with HSDPA up to 7.2Mbps data download speed, Wi-Fi with 802.11n support, microSDHC memory expansion and a portable Wi-Fi hotspot feature, for connecting up to eight devices, or simple USB tethering.
Huawei has also announced a new version of its portable Wi-Fi product, the E5s which now has an improved OLED display to reduce battery consumption, support for 802.11n and a simple one-touch Wi-Fi activation.
The IDEOS will be released in mid-October, while the E5s is available imminently.