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If you've been vehemently opposed to purchasing a smartphone due to their high cost, you're running out of excuses. MetroPCS officially launched its latest Android device, the Huawei M835, for a promotional price of $80 without a contract (it'll normally retail for $130). The M835 -- also known as t...

July 14th 2011 at 7:37pm 0 Comments
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Yesterday at MWC we got our hands on the Huawei IDEOS X3, an Android 2.3 phone slotted right between the IDEOS / Comet we reviewed recently and the X5 we saw at CES. While the original IDEOS took Android significantly downmarket, and the X5 is looking to bring high-end features to the mid-end, the...

February 18th 2011 at 11:53am 0 Comments
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We just got a hands-on with the Huawei IDEOS S7 Slim, a 7-inch Android tablet which will be priced at $300. Huawei was unable to provide us with any information beyond pricing, but here's what we've gathered. The 7-inch touchscreen is capacitive, unlike the model we played with before, and the tabl...

February 14th 2011 at 6:49am 0 Comments
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Huawei was right on cue here at CES today, announcing the US version of its IDEOS X5 mid-range Android smartphone. This device uses the same formula as the original IDEOS (also known as the Comet for T-Mobile) and aims to provide a decent product at a competitive price. Although we already knew t...

January 6th 2011 at 11:17pm 0 Comments
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Tomorrow at CES, Huawei will be introducing its new mid-range Android smartphone in the US -- the IDEOS X5. This device runs Froyo, and features an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 CPU, a 3.8-inch 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, a 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, and a VGA front-facing cam...

January 5th 2011 at 5:51pm 0 Comments
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In 2010, does a phone need to have a 4.3-inch display, a gigahertz (or greater) processor, and a one-bazillion megapixel camera with xenon flash and continuous autofocus to be relevant? How about important? Or even -- dare we say it -- awesome? Is that even remotely possible? At a glance, T-Mobile'...

November 4th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The argument used to be that carriers' higher pricing for smartphone data plans were what kept them out of the low end, regardless of the upfront on-contract cost -- but now that T-Mobile has rolled out a 200MB / $10 package, phones like the Comet -- a T-Mobile branded version of the Huawei Ideos a...

November 1st 2010 at 12:54pm 0 Comments