The Huawei Ideos X6 has hit the FCC, and in doing so all but revealed that it’s headed to T-Mobile in the US. That’s because of the presence of AWS-band support in it, of which T-Mobile is the biggest user. Of course, the Ideos X6 may get rebranded once T-Mobile decides to launch it. After all, they have been selling the Huawei Ideos for a while, only branded as the T-Mobile Comet.
The Huawei Ideos X6 has support for 14.4 Mbps HSPA, so, according to T-Mobile’s definition of the term, this will be a 4G device. The Ideos X6 will run Android, presumably 2.2 Froyo – but there is a chance it will get Gingerbread. It’s got quad-band GSM support, a 4.1-inch WVGA (800×480) capacitive touchscreen, a 5 MP camera with 720p HD video recording, Wi-Fi, GPS, a HDMI port, a microSD card slot, and Dolby Mobile surround sound. It’s powered by a 1 GHz processor.
There’s no info on when this phone will be in T-Mobile stores, but there’s little use for that AWS-band if it’s not going to the magenta carrier, because unlike other bands, there’s no extended worldwide use of AWS. So it pretty much looks like a done deal, and we’re waiting on T-Mobile to officially announce this thing.
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