Android and Symbian smartphones to come from Huawei in 2009
Huawei, one of China’s largest telecommunications companies and one of the latest big names to join the Symbian Foundation, has recently announced its intention to make smartphones based on Android and Symbian.
Huawei is also a member of the Android Open Handset Alliance, so the news regarding the upcoming smartphones came somehow naturally.
The first Symbian and Android Huawei handsets will be launched in the first half of 2009, but they will be sold only via major operators, without Huawei’s branding on them. Unfortunately, there are no details about the features, design or prices of the devices.
(this is not a Huawei Android smartphone, it’s just an old U7310 phone with the Android logo on its display)
Huawei has, until now, only one smartphone, based on Windows Mobile, so it can be considered a newbie in this industry.
The company mainly produces entry-level phones for China, but it also takes orders from Vodafone, for example, making budget handsets for them (like the Vodafone 710 and Vodafone 716 models).
So will there be a budget Android smartphone or a budget Symbian smartphone from Huawei next year? I guess we have to wait and see.
Via PC World