Cricket Wireless is certainly not known for offering high-end smartphones, so I was surprised to find out that the regional US carrier is getting ready to launch the Huawei Glory (aka Huawei M886).
Expected to be available at Cricket in November, the Huawei Glory will come with Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread (upgradeable to Android Ice Cream Sandwich), a 1.4-GHz Qualcomm processor, 4 inch WVGA display, Wi-FI, GPS, 8MP autofocus camera, 2GB of on-board memory, and a 1900 mAh battery.
According to PC Mag, the Glory is “very, very fast”. And it should be, with a processor like that (it’s not yet clear if it’s single-core or dual-core – Huawei says it’s the latter).
Reportedly, Cricket will launch the Huawei Glory for about $300 (no contract required, of course). Huawei didn’t say if it plans to release the smartphone in other markets, via other carriers, but it most probably will.
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