Earlier this month Huawei, the Chinese telecom company unveiled a phone called IDEOS (Industrial Design Evolution Operating System) in IFA trade show in Berlin. Yesterday Huawei showcased IDEOS in an exhibition in Singapore and announced its availability there by the end of fourth quarter.
Is it a signal that the phone will land first in Singapore? If yes, then at what price? Some questions are yet uncleared.
Huawei earlier had recommended a retail price of $100 to $200 without any contract. According to the company it offers numerous ways to access the internet, with downlink speeds of up to 7.2Mbps and offering 3G + wi-fi dual network support. The device can also act as a wi-fi router, making IDEOS an all-in-one solution for a range of wireless connectivity options. It comes in a variety of colours and works speedily.
"The IDEOS not only runs faster, but also supports functions such as voice dialling, voice navigation, and the ability to run applications in the SD card," said Huawei in an announcement. "With more than 70,000 applications available in the Android market, IDEOS provides a wide range of communication, entertainment, and business management applications."
"The IDEOS has been designed and priced to lower the barriers to entry to allow easy mobile Internet access," added Alex Jiang, president of Huawei Device in the Asia Pacific.