Huawei enters the Android market

Natalie Apostolou
telecomseurope.net

Huawei’s first Android-powered Pulse smart phone has been launched globally by T-Mobile.
 
The handset is the first of several customized smartphones that Huawei will release.
 
The Pulse will be commercially available in Q4 2009 through T-Mobile’s network in eight European markets including Germany, UK, Croatia, Austria, Netherlands and the Czech Republic.
 
T-Mobile Germany will start selling the new phone in October from €4.95 ($7.08) with a Combi Flat S rate and will mark the third Android smartphone in the operator's portfolio.
 
The handset provides direct access to the T-Mobile MyCommunity and media center services as well as direct links to the Google suite of services.
 
The HSPA-enabled handset retails for an unsubsidized price of €250.
 
T-Mobile has also announced the launch of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone from October and it will be available from €4.95 on 24-month contracts with selected plans.

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