Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Huawei Shows Android and Windows Mobile Smartphones

At this week's CommunicAsia 2009 in Singapore, Huawei Technologies showcased two new smartphones -- the Android-powered "U8230" and the "C8000" which utilizes the Windows Mobile operating system. Commercial release of both products is slated for the second half of this year.

The Android-powered U8230 smartphone allows users to switch between full and half QWERTY keyboards and to navigate programs via a 3.5-inch LCD touch screen. Huawei' s U8230 uses the Google Chrome Internet browser which supports a variety of Google applications such as Google Map, Google Search, Google Talk etc.. It is also fitted with a battery which has a capacity of 1500 mAH - the longest battery capacity of any Android-powered handsets currently available.

Huawei also plans to launch a series of touchscreen handsets that support WCDMA, CDMA, and TD-SCDMA standards in the second half of 2009. The company noted that it has now shipped over 50 million CDMA handsets to date.