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Huawei Shows Off Low-Cost Android Smartphone

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Huawei has shown off two new products in its device portfolio. IDEOS is the company's first affordable smartphone powered by Android 2.2. The phone supports HSPA 3G connectivity, Wi Fi and can also act as a Wi Fi router.

Kevin Tao, CEO of Huawei Device, said, " The popularity of the smartphone is one of the key tools bringing people into the 'Golden Age of Mobile Broadband,' which is linked to Google's mobile internet strategy. We are proud to have already achieved our goal from early 2010 of developing a US$150 smartphone, with a great user experience. The IDEOS is an affordable option, designed to lower the barriers to entry to allow easy mobile Internet access."

IDEOS will be available in mid-October 2010.

The E5S, also officially launched in the UK today, is Huawei's upgrade to its next-generation mobile broadband device, the E5. Huawei has developed the E5S with new user-friendly features including a simple one-touch Wi-Fi activation and connection coupled with a wider Wi-Fi range. The E5S also has an upgraded OLED display while benefitting from a longer battery life.

"The E5S is the next generation in mobile broadband solutions for both business people and consumers wanting high-speed wireless connectivity, anytime, anywhere," says Nicola Philbin, Huawei Device GM for the UK and Ireland. "Both operators and end-users demand a superior mobile broadband experience, and we are always looking to improve our product offering. The E5S is the result of this commitment, and we're confident that it is the ideal device for those looking for an innovative wireless product that really stands out from the competition".

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