Ice Cream Sandwich packing Huawei Ascend Y201 available from Coles for $49.50

Want to get some Ice Cream Sandwich for under $50? Well from tomorrow Coles(and Bi-Lo) will be offering the Huawei Ascend Y201 which runs Ice Cream Sandwich for just $49.50 which is half the normal price of $99. The Y201 comes with Blue Tick Approval for improved access in regional areas but it is also locked to the Telstra network so you'll need to unlock it if you want to use it on another network. Huawei Ascend Y201 Specs : 3.5” 320x480 Capacative touch-screen 800MHz Qualcomm CPU 4GB Storage(2.5GB User accessible) with microSD Card Slot 3.2MP autofocus BSI Rear Camera Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi 802.11... Continue reading

Huawei MediaPad 7Lite + Telstra Elite mobile Wi-Fi – $149 from Coles

Coles has released their latest upcoming catalogue which begins on Wednesday the 19th of December and goes through to Monday the 24th of December and inside is a pretty good deal, a Huawei MediaPad 7Lite with Telstra Elite mobile Wi-Fi bundled with 5GB of data for just $149. The previous tablet that Coles sold the Pendo pad, there were issues such as lack of access to Google Play as well as a pretty unknown manufacturer, the Huawei Media Pad is from a pretty well known if not respected manufacturer. The Coles advert lists the tablet as having a 7"... Continue reading

Ice Cream Sandwich packing Huawei Ascend Y201 only $79 from Woolworths

At this time of year with Christmas rapidly approaching we are starting to see a large number of pre-paid phone deals that can be left under the tree, most of these are generally low spec Gingerbread based phones, however in the latest Woolworths catalogue which goes on-sale today they are advertising the Huawei Ascend Y201 for $79 which is actually running Ice Cream Sandwich making this one of the cheapest phones we've seen running ICS so far. Huawei Ascend Y201 Specs : 3.5” 320x480 Capacative touch-screen 800MHz Qualcomm CPU 4GB Storage(2.5GB User accessible) with microSD Card Slot 3.2MP autofocus BSI Rear Camera Bluetooth 2.1,... Continue reading

Huawei Ascend D1 Quad – Available at JB Hifi from today

Huawei have announced that Ascend D1 Quad will be available from today at JB Hifi with a RRP of $499, however checking their website they are currently selling for $488. The D1 Quad is only available outright and has no carrier plans attached which has been the case for most of the Huawei phones released so far. The Ascend D1 Quad is the first phone to run their own K3V2 Quad-Core CPU which they developed in-house. Huawei promises that the K3V2 CPU promises up to 30% power savings. Speaking about the handset, Marketing Manager for Huawei Device, Poh-Lee Koh... Continue reading

Huawei Honor — Review

Huawei shows off Ice Cream Sandwich on a budget Huawei first started releasing quite low end Android phones in Australia and have recently started to build progressively better and higher spec'd models until we now have the Huwaei Honor which presents a lower end price tag with some fairly decent specifications such as a Dual-Core 1.4GHz CPU, 8MP HDR camera and 1900mAh battery running Ice Cream Sandwich. The Honor is the second phone from Huawei I've reviewed, the first the Huawei Vision was a pretty nice Gingerbread phone with decent looks and some fair specs. When you first pick... Continue reading

Huawei Honor on-sale at Dick Smith outright for $399

Dick Smith has started selling the Huawei Honor for $399 outright. The phone comes with Android 2.3 as standard but according to GSM Arena an Ice Cream Sandwich update is available for the Huawei Honor. The specs are in a little bit of dispute the DSE Website lists the CPU as a 1.4GHz Snapdragon (as does GSMArena) however the Huawei Mobile page lists it as an 800MHz CPU, I've emailed Huawei for clarification. Specs 4" FWVGA(854x480) screen 1.4GHz Snapdragon CPU 8MP HDR Camera with Auto, 0.3MP Front Facing Camera Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP Stereo microSD Card Slot 121 x 61.5 x 10.9mm @ 140grams 1900mAh... Continue reading

Huawei adds two low-end devices to Vodafone’s lineup

Vodafone have today added two new low-end Huawei devices to their lineup in the form of the Huawei Ascend G300 and Ascend Y100 (seen above). Both devices can be purchased today for $169 and $99 respectively on Vodafone Prepaid. While the low prices may be attractive for many people, keep in mind that both devices run Android 2.3 "Gingebread" with only the Ascend G300 receiving Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" sometime in the future. If updates aren't a problem for you (they kind of should be, though) then these devices are worth a look. The $169 Ascend G300 features... Continue reading

Huawei produces video to tell people how to pronounce their name

Well, if you listen to our podcast you`ll have heard us all murder the pronunciation of the name Huawei at least a couple of times already, but in all seriousness we aren`t alone. It's enough of a problem that the company has decided to produce a YouTube video to educate people on the pronunciation of their name, so if you`ve ever wondered exactly how to pronounce it check out the video, bear in mind that it is an American video so you`ll have to take into account the American accent : Continue reading

Huawei Ascend P1 now on sale at Dick Smith

Huawei has quietly launched the Ascend P1 into Dick Smith for sale as an unlocked device for $499. No word yet on wether this phone will be available on a contract from any of the carriers at this stage but we will let you know as soon as we hear anything. Announced back at CES in January Huawei's latest offering is one of the thinnest smart phones on the market measuring just 7.69mm thick. P1 Specifications : 4.3-inch 960×540 256ppi (qHD) Super AMOLED Capacitive Display (Gorilla Glass) Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” 1.5GHz Dual-Core OMAP4460 CPU 8MP BSI Camera (Dual Flash / HDR)... Continue reading

Huawei Vision — Review

Looks aren`t always everything, but sometimes they`re enough I`ve been getting to this for nearly 5 months, but I've finally gotten here. To be fair, this phone came out at the same time my Galaxy Nexus arrived. I attended the launch of the Huawei Vision back in November, which was held at the White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney. The Vision was handed out to attendees and was pre-loaded with an augmented reality app which reacted to various QR Codes placed around the gallery on exhibits, quite a novel approach and really got me to focus on the phone and the... Continue reading

Google to expand Nexus program to multiple OEMs

One of the things that Android and Google both cop flack over is the speed at which updates to the Android OS filter out to both new phones and as updates to older devices. One of the reasons specified previously by OEMs has been the fact that they don't receive access to the source code for the latest update until Google releases their latest Nexus device which also signals the dump of the latest code to AOSP(Android Open Source Project). To remedy this it appear that Google will be partnering with many OEMs from the OHA(Open Handset Alliance)... Continue reading

Huawei Ascend P1 launching here in May through carriers and retailers

Just as expected, the Huawei Ascend P1 will be making its way to Australia next month and will launch on a range of carriers and retailers according to the Chinese mobile giant. We haven't had any confirmation from the carriers or any stores as to whether they'll be stocking the device, so it's a stab in the dark. However, we're willing to guess Vodafone is one of the carriers on board for the launch. Huawei is known for making low-end devices, which is far from the Ascend P1 -- a device that somewhat mimics the specs of the... Continue reading

Google could be looking at selling Motorola’s handset division to Huawei

Well this just seems to have come straight out of no where: Google might be looking into the possibility of selling Motorola's handset division to Chinese company Huawei. The news is coming from a Wall Street Journal article which surely has some kind of strong source to back the claim up. If this goes ahead, we could see Motorola disappear as a company, leaving just its patents as a surviving memory. For Huawei it could be a huge opportunity to make itself known in the US, as it has already stated in the past that it wants to... Continue reading