Huwawei, which had launched its Ideos range of handsets globally in January this year, has finally decided to launch the smartphone in India.
“Consumers can purchase Ideos X5, X2 and Chat from retail outlets from June 13,” announced Anand Narang, marketing director of Huawei Devices. He further said that Ideos range of smartphones is targeted at youth and people who want to experience the Android operating system.
Huawei’s Ideos X5, X2 and Chat are powered by the Android operating system and will be available at Rs 14,999, Rs 8,999, and Rs 8,199 respectively.
In the name Ideos, “Id” stands for ‘inspiring industrial design’, the “os” for ‘operating system’ and the “e” symbolises ‘evolution’ of mobile internet.These smartphones are developed in partnership with Google, therefore upgrading the OS is expected to be smooth.
Ideos features a mobile WiFi router that allows users to share internet anywhere with up to eight devices, along with WiFi 802.11 n (the fastest version of WiFi) and 3G HSDPA at 7.2 Mbps. It comes loaded with a range of social networking, email and Google services such as Google Talk, Google Maps, YouTube and GMail.
Ideos X5 runs on Android 2.2 and features a 3.8 inch capacitive touchscreen, an accelerometer and a 5.0 megapixel camera with LED flash. It also has a 4GB of internal storage space and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Ideos X2 has a 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen and has an entertainment support with an in-built music player, 3.5 mm jack, 3.2 MP camera and an FM radio. It works on Android 2.2 operating system.
Ideos Chat, which runs on Android 2.1, is a touch and Qwerty smartphone and is inspired by chocolate-bar design. It has dedicated keys for smileys, Google search and email (with ‘@’ sign). It also comes with preloaded social apps like Facebook and Twitter.