Huawei announced on Thursday (18 June) that its U8230 will become T-Mobile UK"s second official Android mobile phone, the G1 Touch. Set for release by the end of September, the Chinese manufacturer revealed the phone is being aimed at both the European and Chinese markets. Touting a battery life longer than any Android handset currently available, it will work with the UMTS 3G networks and also comes equipped with a 3.5-inch touch-screen, a 3.2-megapixel camera and a Qualcomm chipset.
No other word on specs, but going by the model name, the slide-out QWERTY found in the first Android phone ever, the T-Mobile G1, will be replaced by a software keyboard, as in the HTC Magic.
Huawei also announced it will release mobile phones that will support China's two other 3G standards later this year. The company is among the many Chinese mobile vendors currently working on Android smartphones, with others including HTC, Acer and Haier whose touch-phone H7 is the first low-end smartphone to run Android.