SMART brings IDEOS in the Philippines

Smart is about to bring “the first Google-certified and most affordable Android 2.2 (Froyo) smartphone in the Philippines” — Huawei IDEOS. Apparently according to web sources it's going to cost almost nine thousand pesos or P8,880 to be exact, although the term of the package (either prepaid or postpaid) wasn't disclosed.

Huawei IDEOS
An operating system, whatever components a smartphone have, is an operating system. What I mean is, it's not sufficient to look at the OS only for you to grab that smartphone.

If you're planning to buy an IDEOS, check out the specs and features first before doing so.
  • OS: Google Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • Display: 2.8-inch capacitive touch screen
  • Camera resolution: 3.2 megapixels
  • Built-in memory: 200 MB
  • Expansion slots: microSDHC, microSD
  • Processor: 528MHZ
  • RAM: 256MB
  • ROM: 512 MB
  • Connectivity: 3G, A-GPS, GPS, EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, microUSB, Bluetooth, WLAN
  • Features: Voice dialing and navigation, can run applications from the SD card; MP3 playback, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Android Market: 70,000 applications available
  • Battery: Standby 230 hours; Talk time 354 minutes - comes with a proximity sensor and ambient light sensor for longer battery life
The name "IDEOS" embodies creativity and inspiration: the "ID" represents the industrial design-centric hardware platform, the "E" symbolizes the experience of a completely mobile and interactive design, and the "OS" represents the optimized speed and performance through its operating system.

Smart is expected to make IDEOS available to the public by early February 2011.
PR: Huawei Launches World' s First Affordable Smartphone with Google Called IDEOS

Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced the launch of IDEOSTM, an affordable smartphone powered by the latest iteration of AndroidTM 2.2 (also known as 'Froyo' ). The smartphone is priced between US$100 and US$200, depending on the market. IDEOS redefines the "entry-level" concept by combining high-quality hardware and software with a high price-to-performance ratio. IDEOS will be released in a number of countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America and Latin America.

The ergonomically designed IDEOS provides a variety of ways to access the Internet, as it boasts downlink speeds of more than 7.2Mb/s, offers WCDMA + WiFi dual network support, and offers ubiquitous mobile broadband services. The device also doubles as a WiFi router for up to eight devices at a time, making IDEOS an all-in-one solution for a range of wireless connectivity options.

Available in black, yellow, blue, and purple, the IDEOS, with Android 2.2 pre-installed, not only runs fast, but also supports functions such as voice dialing, voice navigation, and the ability to run applications off the SD card. With more than 70,000 applications available in the Android Market, IDEOS provides a wide range of communication, entertainment, office, and financial management applications.

Kevin Tao, CEO of Huawei Device, said, "The popularity of the smartphone is one of the key tools to bringing people into the 'Golden Age of Mobile Broadband,' which is linked to Google' s mobile Internet strategy.

"We are proud to have already achieved our goal from early 2010 of developing a US$150 smartphone with an excellent user experience. The IDEOS is an affordable option, designed to lower barriers to entry to allow easy mobile Internet access."

The name "IDEOS" embodies creativity and inspiration: the "ID" represents the industrial design-centric hardware platform, the "OS" represents the operating system as the core software platform, and the "E" symbolizes the evolution to mobile Internet.