Huawei’s first Android smartphone looks sharp, although very iPhone-like
Huawei’s plans to manufacture Android-based smartphones have been known since 2008, and we also knew the Chinese company would be present at MWC 2009 with its first Android device.
Sadly, Huawei only brought a non-working sample of the handset at MWC, so, for the moment, no one actually knows too many details about its features or usability.
The Android smartphone, to which Huawei didn’t give a name yet, has a simple and nice overall design, with a large touchscreen display being the main attraction. However, I can’t help thinking that it resembles Apple’s iPhone quite well – if this is a good or a bad thing, it’s up to you to decide.
Here, take a look at the smartphone for yourself:
(the image was spotted at CNET)
Huawei says that it has “partnered with an established design consultancy to develop a robust and user-friendly interface, creating a powerful customer experience that is able to evolve with operators’ differentiation requirements.”
Sounds good, doesn’t it?
This very first Huawei Android smartphone will be launched in the third quarter of 2009, for an unknown price.