Huawei Entering Indian Mobile Market
A few months back, at the Mobile World Congress, Huawei announced that they would be launching Android devices, including a tablet.
Two of those devices, the U8300 and the U8500, will soon be available in India. They’re both entry level Android Devices. We have no word yet on what version of the Android OS they will be running, but hopefully, it’ll at least be running Eclair (2.1).
The U8300 (pictured here), is a quad-band GSM phone, with a full qwerty keyboard, a QVGA touchscreen, and WiFi. We have no other details right now.
The U8500, is a 3G device, and has a 3.2inch touchscreen and an optical trackpad.
The devices should cost between Rs. 7000 – Rs. 10,000. They should be available from August 1st.
From the press release:
“With the Indian telecom industry growing at the rate of 20 million subscribers each month, and poised to reach 1 billion by 2015, Huawei sees traction in the Indian telecom device segment, said Victor Xu, chief marketing officer, Huawei Device.”
We’ll post more details as we get them.
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