soon the Samsung Galaxy Note hitting T-Mobile, Magenta needs some low-end hardware to round out its lineup. Luckily, Huawei is more than happy to provide. According to internal documents spotted by TmoNews, the "T-Mobile Prism 3G" (looks like they're cutting Huawei out of the branding again) will land on the network on May 6th, this coming Sunday. This one's aimed right at the entry level.
MediaPad, also known as the T-Mobile Springboard here stateside. While it was the first 7-inch tablet to come with Android 3.2 Honeycomb, it wasn't the first to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich although they've beat most to the upgrade. Huawei has recently released the ICS update for the MediaPad and now it's available for download.
TmoNews, three of the biggest players for T-Mobile will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future. The internal screenshot shows the Samsung Galaxy S II getting ICS on May 14th, with HTC's Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G (which already has an ICS leak) following on June 16th.
Huawei has largely been known as a OEM manufacturer for carriers but lately they've been stepping up their game. With their own in-house quad-core processor, and their new Ascend P1 super-slim smartphones and more. New details have now confirmed they've been investing heavily into Microsoft Kinect type gestures for their upcoming smartphones.
Huawei were nice enough to offer up some of their USB 3G E176G Dongles with XCom Global data for the team to use while we covered all things Android at Mobile World Congress back during February in Barcelona Spain. If you enjoyed all the news, coverage, and hands-on from the largest mobile event of the year brought to you by us, it was all powered by Huawei's modem. For those times our phones weren't capable of a hotspot, XCom Global saved the day, and the event.
MyTouch. Though not a lot of information is given, there are some basic specs that are given for the approval. These include supporting the 850/1700/1900 UMTS bands, Bluetooth and Wi-fi.
Ascend P1 smartphone, the super sleek 7.69mm phone running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich they unveiled back at CES. Being available starting soon in Japan first, followed by many more Huawei has announced the details for global availability.
Huawei Ascend G300 will launch on the UK carrier on April 13th for £100, or starting at £15.50 a month when bought in conjunction with a data contract . While nowhere near as powerful as some of the latest high-end phones, it's got a set of features that puts it squarely in the mid-range for a price that was previously reserved for small and generally weak smartphones.
Google's acquisition of American handset manufacturer Motorola, now in its final stages. While most business pundits speculated that the purchase was primarily for Motorola's extensive patent portfolio (the company was one of the first large-scale manufacturers of cell phones and pagers) Android fans held out hope that Moto would become Google's unofficial hardware supplier, despite the latter's claim that no preferential treatment would be given. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, it really was all for the patents - Google was apparently so disinterested in Moto's handset division that they offered to sell it to Chinese manufacturer Huawei.
Engadget got a look at it in Huawei's home office in China. After a few minutes with the QWERTY version of the new MyTouch, they came away impressed - it's not going to set the world on fire, but it looks like a pretty solid mid-range phone.