Looks like I was a little behind on this one, Huawei apparently launched the Ideos X3 on the 3rd of November. It appears to be another decent entry level phone from Huawei, however this little fella runs Gingerbread right out of the box and as a bonus it also supports the Huawei Handset Over-the-Air and Online Upgrade (HOTA) solution, which provides users with easy and timely upgrades, so this phone should be kept up to date fairly well.
Spec wise it`s fairly basic but should run all your basic smartphone related apps :
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz processor
- 3.2” HVGA (480×320) Capacitive Touch TFT
- MicroSD expandable memory (up to 16GB)
- 3.2MP FF camera
- 1500mAh Li-ion
- HSDPA 7.2Mbps, UMTS900/2100M
- Bluetooth 2.1, MicroUSB, WiFi b/g/n
- 110 x 56.5 x 11.2 @ Less than 115
Looks like a fairly decent little phone, it`s exclusive to Vodafone and you can pick one up for just $99 from Vodafone stores, Mo’s Mobiles, Crazy Johns, Allphones, Woolworths, Coles, Australia Post, Dick Smith & Big W, so this phone makes for a decent stocking stuffer for just under $100.
All the Huawei phones i`ve seen so far aim at the lower end of the market and I think they`re pretty solid phones, but they`re not exactly pushing the envelope spec wise. They do have one advantage that appeals to me however, they don`t appear to be running any custom skin, it all looks to be vanilla Android, so I would love to see them take a crack at the high end market. Anyone else think they could do something real nice?