Huawei announces IDEOS S7 Slim tablet, IDEOS X3 smartphone

By on February 16, 2011 at 6:21 AM.

Huawei announces IDEOS S7 Slim tablet, IDEOS X3 smartphone

China-based Huawei on Tuesday announced several new smart devices including the IDEOS X3 Android-powered smartphone and the IDEOS X7 Slim Android tablet. The IDEOS X3 will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread and feature a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen display along with what Huawei is calling the thinnest case among 3.2-inch display-toting smartphones currently on the market. The phone will launch with SOFTBANK MOBILE in Japan this spring, and availability in other markets has not yet been discussed. The IDEOS S7 Slim is a 7-inch tablet that will feature the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system, Wi-Fi, integrated 3G, 720p HD video playback and a case that is only 12.5mm thick. Most notably, perhaps, the S7 Slim tablet will launch this April and will retail for less than $300. Hit the break for the full press release from Huawei. More →

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Huawei IDEOS X3 smartphone, S7 Slim tablet make cameo on Flickr

By on February 8, 2011 at 10:29 AM.

Huawei IDEOS X3 smartphone, S7 Slim tablet make cameo on Flickr

It looks like Chinese electronics manufacturer Huawei will be bringing two new pieces of hardware to MWC next week. Via the company’s official Flickr account, images of both a new tablet and smartphone have emerged: the IDEOS X3 and the S7 Slim. The specs for both devices are still unknown, although what we can see from the images is that both will feature a front-facing camera and run the Android operating system. We won’t have to wait more than a few days to find out exactly what these two devices are made of — and if they’ll show up Stateside or not. Hit the jump to see an additional picture of the S7. More →

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WSJ: T-Mobile wants to sell Huawei Ideos

By on September 3, 2010 at 8:40 PM.

WSJ: T-Mobile wants to sell Huawei Ideos

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that T-Mobile is “in talks to distribute Huawei Technologies Co.’s new Google-powered smartphone this holiday season.” The phone in question, dubbed the Ideos, was revealed yesterday in Berlin. The phone is an inexpensive, 2.8-inch touchscreen, Android 2.2 device that Huawei says will be a powerful and accessible Android handset. The WSJ quotes a person familiar with the matter and explains that “an agreement would give Huawei an opening into the U.S. market and T-Mobile a low-cost smartphone.” The suggested retail price for the Ideos is between $100 and $200 off-contract. More →

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