Chinese manufacturer Huawei have released a budget Android Froyo device called the IDEOS. The recommended price bracket ranges from ÂŁ99 ($150) and ÂŁ129 ($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…

Huawei has let the cat out of the bag and made a pre-announcement regarding its new Android 2.2-powered smartphone, the Ideos U8150.  The new handset is expected to be offered at an affordable price point and should feature Froyo, a large 2.8-inch color touchscreen, a 3.2mp shooter, and WiFi.  We expect to see the official announcement next week at IFA in Berlin, Germany. [via Pocket-Lint]

Wind in Canada has added a new smartphone to its roster of Android devices, the Huawei U8100.  The U8100 is packed full of great features, including a full touchscreen display and virtual keyboard, 3.2mp camera/camcorder, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, social media connections including YouTube, FM radio, and access to the Android Market. The Huawei U8100 is available now with no service commitment for $160 (Canadian).

There are rumours that this entry level device from Huawei will run Android 2.2 and will be available this August in China. At the moment it seems as though the final version of Froyo is an enigma. Fortunately, Huawei are pushing things forward with this entry level device that would seemingly only launch with an official final release 2.2 version. August cannot come soon enough. Engadget have received word that this device will offer a 2.8-inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen display along with a 3.2 megapixel camera. Unlike the Samsung Epic 4G, this device might even include a dual LED Flash….

Online retailer Expansys is now offering the Huawei S7 Android tablet with a July 7 availability date. The S7 pricing is set at US$354.99. The Android 2.1 powered tablet features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon CPU running at 768MHz and a large 7-inch WVGA touchscreen display. Other features include a forward-facing 2 megapixel camera, 3G UMTS/HSPA/WiFi connectivity as well as Bluetooth 2.1 support, and a large 2200mAh battery. [via The UnWired]

Android 2.2 is hot news right now, and it is quite possibly the first version of Android which really hits the spot for all the different types of people out there that demand slightly different things from their smartphone. Nonetheless, plenty of Android phones are still running much older iterations of the little green robot. Indeed, Android fragmentation has been a hot topic for a while now. A number of entry level devices are still running on Android 1.6 so it is great news when we hear of one upgrading. The Huawei Pulse is alleged to receive an upgrade to…

Every few months we bring you an update courtesy of Admob mobile advertisement statistics. AdMob is one of the world’s largest mobile advertising networks, offering solutions for discovery, branding and monetization on the mobile web. This puts them in a great position when it comes to providing a cross-section of which devices are requesting the most adverts. Android has grown month on month now accounting for 39% of smartphone requests compared to 47% for iPhone OS in the United States. Looking worldwide, Android accounts for 21% compared to the iPhone’s 50%. One of the most interesting statistics to come out…

Russell and I spent a few minutes checking out the T-Mobile Pulse mini at the 2010 Mobile World Congress event.  The Pulse mini is an Android 2.1 smartphone with a QVGA resistive touchscreen display that is also marketed as the Huawei U8110 (it is made by Huawei). Check out the video to see the interesting homescreen system on the Pulse Mini.  You’ll find more photos of the phone after the jump. [via MobileBurn]

PCWorld.com are reporting that Huawei, the handset manufacturer responsible for bringing us the Pulse, are set to offer a few more phones before the year is up. According to a spokeswomen speaking on behalf of the company, Huawei will continue to focus on the European market, as well as shores closer to home in the form of Asia Pacific. Latin America will also get a look in, but not much was said about the North American market. These regions will receive a “series” of new Android devices, but other details were fairly sketchy to say the least. The Huawei Pulse…

The Pulse, offered by T-Mobile, has just been officially ousted as the company’s third Android offering. As mentioned before, the device is produced by Huawei and offers a sleek and smooth chrome shell along with HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, and a 3.2 megapixel camera. Offering 300 hours of standby and 210 minutes of talk time, the Pulse is the first PAYG Android device available and doesn’t look too shabby for the money. Speaking of which, it will set you back ÂŁ179.99 in October, and depending on the exchange rates, this is around US$295. Not too bad. There…