September 2, 2010
Huawei Ideos U8150

Huawei Ideos U8150

Chinese manufacturer Huawei have released a budget Android Froyo device called the IDEOS. The recommended price bracket ranges from £99 ($150) and £129 ($200) and according to the company, “is the world’s first affordable smartphone powered by Android 2.2”.

The IDEOS is actually quite nicely equipped, with a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen also boasting down-link speeds of more than 7.2Mb/s and offering 3G + Wi-Fi dual network support. Although I’m not sure how carriers are going to police this, the IDEOS can also function a Wi-Fi router for up to eight devices at a time. This device is alleged to be on display at IFA so we might veen be able to squeeze out some live photos for you if it is. The device will be released across Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America and Latin America. No exact word on release dates yet.

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.
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