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 £179.99 in October, and depending on the exchange rates, this is around US$295. Not too bad. There are a bunch of standard pictures after the jump, but if you want an extensive hands on, check out [...]
AndroidGuys.com has posted a link to some FCC documents for the Huawei 8220, the Pulse. My first thought was “great!”, but then I started looking at the actual documents.
First up, a search on the FCC ID listed in the docs (QISU8220) turns up nothing. I’m not sure, but I figure that’s maybe because it’s an application, and that no approval has been given yet. I don’t know.
The next thing bothers me, though. There is no mention anywhere of T-Mobile USA’s 850MHz support, or its 1700/2100MHz 3G network support. Only the 1900MHz (PCS) band is tested. That, to me, suggests that this [...]