Huawei may not be the largest manufacturer of mobile phones but it sparked interest at the CommunicAsia 2009 show (the scene of much activity via Sony Ericsson and LG) by releasing two handsets: one supporting Android and the other Windows Mobile.
Targeted for a European launch, the Android based Huawei U8230 features a large, 3.5-inch touch-screen, although the resolution is unknown at the moment. Featuring a built-in camera of a respectable 3.2-megapixels the included software includes an on screen QWERTY keyboard and various Google apps along with a 1,500 mAh battery.
The Windows based mobile, to be known as the C8000, according to the OCWorkbench website, resembles the HTC Touch 3G mobile and includes a 2.8-inch screen and a 3D interface which, says the company, is a '...unique independent display adapter which enables the smooth presentation of video files and DVD-quality pictures'.
To be released later this year for an, as yet, unknown price, probably via T-Mobile.
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