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Huawei Sonic Review

huawei sonic

The guys at Huawei recently sent us the Huawei Sonic smartphone. Basically, the Huawei Sonic is a budget smartphone, targeted at the consumers who cannot afford to buy a high-end phone, but still want to experience the spectacular Android OS. This handset was launched a few months ago in India along with the Huawei Ideos X3 smartphone and the Huawei MediaPad tablet. Huawei Sonic is the first smartphone with the amazing Huawei’s Clould+ service.

The Huawei Sonic comes with a 3.5 inch touchscreen display, 600 Mhz processor, 3.2 megapixel camera and so on. This handset ships with the Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS. However, you should not expect this handset to get the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS ever.

Huawei Sonic Specifications:

  • 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display
  • 320 x 480 pixels
  • 600 MHz processor
  • Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • VGA video recording
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • FM Radio
  • 512 MB ROM
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 160 MB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • microSD card slot
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Portable hotspot support
  • A-GPS support
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
  • microUSB 2.0
  • SNS integration
  • Dual Mic noise reduction
  • Proximity/light sensor
  • Diversity Rx support
  • Up to 400 hours stand-by time
  • Up to 8 hours 20 mins talk-time
  • 1400mAh Li-Ion battery

What’s in the box?

huawei sonic box

  • Huawei Sonic
  • Huawei Battery
  • Travel charger
  • Data Cable
  • Wired Headset
  • User Manual

Design:

huawei sonic conclusion
The Huawei Sonic is a budget phone, however it does not mean that the handset looks pathetic like its other Android competitors. This handset is absolutely stunning. At a first look, no one can guess the price of this device. It looks far better than other mid-range Android smartphones currently available in the market.

This handset looks amazing, thanks to the capacitive buttons on the front, instead of the ugly hardware buttons. The capacitive buttons are visible even when the phone is in the stand-by mode. However the buttons lit up, only when the phone is in use.

Hardware:

On the front of this device, you will find a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. Below the display, you will find 4 capacitive buttons – Home, Menu, Back and Search. These buttons lit up while you are using the handset. Unlike other phones, these capacitive buttons are visible even when the phone is not in use.

This handset comes with a unique earpiece compartment on the front, which has a status LED placed inside the earpiece. The LED light is lit up when you are charging the phone as well as when you receive a text or a missed call. However, the LED light is not visible properly during the daytime.

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On the back of the device, you will find a 3.2 megapixel camera. Sadly, this device does not come with a LED flash. The speaker grill is placed at the bottom, along with the Huawei logo. The volume rocker is on the left side, while there are no buttons placed on the right side. The company should have utilized the blank space for placing a camera button.

On the top of this device, you can connect your favorite pair of headphones or the bundled Huawei headphones, thanks to the universal 3.5 mm headset jack. There is also a lock/unlock button, which also acts as a power button. When you click the button, it will lock/unlock the device. On the other hand, when you hold the button for a couple of seconds, the silent mode, airplane mode, power off and restart options will be displayed on the screen.

The bottom of this handset sports a microUSB port as well as a dual microphone for noise reduction. The back cover is completely made up of plastic. When you hold the device, you would get a feeling that the device might just slips out of your hand. This handset comes with the 3G connectivity option. However, the much-needed front-facing camera is missing from this device. The speakers on the back are quite loud.

Internals:

huawei sonic internals
When you open the back cover, you will find the battery slot. The SIM-card slot is placed below it, while the microSD card slot is placed above it. You will need to remove the battery for changing SIM cards. However, the microSD card can be replaced without removing the battery.

This handset comes with a 600 MHz processor, which slow down the overall performance at times. At a normal usage, this handset works flawlessly. It comes with different connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, portable hotspot support, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and microUSB 2.0. It also comes with a 512 MB ROM, 256 MB RAM, 160 MB internal memory and 32 GB expandable memory.

Software:

huawei sonic software
The Huawei Sonic runs on the Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) Operating System. Like I said earlier, you should not expect the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update on this device. The Huawei UI offers 3D homepage animation which makes the complete look of the homescreen simply outstanding. It also allows you to change the homescreen animation as well as the themes from the Home settings.

The Huawei Sonic allows you to add up to 7 home screens. You can select the default home screen from the settings. The launcher has only 3 shortcut rows, out of which only 2 can be customized. The messaging app is quite average, however you can download other messaging apps such as Go SMS Pro from the Android Market. The stream app allows you to get the updates from various social networking services. This handset features the Fast Boot technology, which helps the device to boot-up within 9 seconds.

Audio & Video:

huawei sonic audio
The Huawei Sonic comes with a Huawei Music app for playing your favorite tracks. It allows you to view songs using the album, songs, playlists, folders, artists, composers and Genres categories. The bundled headphones feels cheap and the audio quality is just not up to the mark. You can anytime connect your favorite pair of wired headphones, thanks to the 3.5 mm headset jack.

This handset allows you to watch all of your recorded videos as well as your favorite music videos. You can find all your videos under the gallery app. There is no separate video app pre-installed in this phone. You can also download the Youtube app and watch all latest, favorite and bookmarked videos on the go.

Connectivity:

huawei sonic connectivity
This handset comes with various connectivity options such as GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and microUSB 2.0. You can connect to your favorite site or social networking services within a few seconds, thanks to the super-fast 3G service. It also comes with the portable hotspot support which allows you to use your device as a Wi-Fi Hotspot for other devices

Camera:

huawei sonic camera

The Huawei Sonic sports a 3.2 megapixel camera with geo-tagging and VGA video recording capabilities. The maximum resolution for an image is 2048 x 1536 pixels. Sadly, there is no auto focus or LED flash. The quality of the images taken are just average. Some of the images appear to be blurry, while some of them had more noise than expected.

The images taken during the day were average, but the images taken during the night were below our expectations. This handset is also capable of recording VGA videos @ 30fps. The video quality is quite satisfactory. The camera settings allows you to change the picture size, picture quality, color effects, white balance, etc. This handset is also capable of adding location to the images, thanks to the geo-tagging feature. The video camera settings comes with 4 video quality options – High, Low, MMS and YouTube.

huawei sonic photo sample

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Battery Life:

huawei sonic battery

The Huawei Sonic comes with a 1400 mAh Li-Ion battery. While testing, I used the device for web browsing and watching YouTube videos for couple of hours, few calls and texts and few hours of games and SNS services. On a full recharge, I was able to use the device for about 1 day 19 hours and the battery icon still displayed around 20% battery remaining. The battery life on this handset is quite impressive.

Conclusion:

huawei sonic conclusion

Huawei Sonic is one of the best entry-level Android smartphone currently available in the market. This handset comes with a price-tag of Rs.9210. The design of this handset is outstanding, on the other hand, it has an amazing build quality. Even though the browser and camera are not up to the mark, but other amazing features such as the slick design, smooth feel, Android Gingerbread OS, different connectivity options and a great battery life completely overshadows the negative factors.

Some of this handsets in this price range comes with a 5 megapixel camera. However, they lack a great display and better processor. The default browser is not up to the mark, but you can download other browsers such as Firefox for Android, Opera or Dolphin Browser HD from the Android Market. If you have no issues regarding the camera quality or the default browser, then you should definitely go for this handset.

Techie Buzz Rating: 6/10 (Above Average)

Positive Features:

  • Great Design
  • Huawei 3D UI
  • Excellent connectivity options
  • Good battery life
  • Dual Mic for noise reduction

Negative Features:

  • Poor Camera
  • Display not clearly visible under sun-light
  • No Front-Facing Camera
  • Poor audio quality

Huawei Bloggers Meet and the Huawei Cloud Service:

We were recently invited to the Huawei Bloggers Meet in Mumbai. At the bloggers meet, the company showcased its latest devices, including the Huawei Sonic, Huawei Ideos X3 and the Huawei Mediapad tablet. We also got a chance to play with these smartphones and tablet for an hour and we were completely amazed with the features, quality and pricing of these devices.

The Huawei Ideos X3 comes with a 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 600 MHz processor, Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 3.2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, FM Radio, 3.5 mm headset jack, 32 GB expandable memory, 512 MB ROM, 256 MB RAM and a 1200 mAh battery. The Huawei Ideos X3 is priced slightly higher than the Huawei Sonic. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.10,229.

The Huawei Mediapad features a 7 inch IPS LCD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Operating System, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, HD (720p) video recording capabilities, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, A-GPS and a 4100 mAh battery. The Huawei Mediapad comes with a price-tag of Rs.28,359.

Huawei Cloud Service:
huawei sonic cloud service
At the Huawei Bloggers Meet, the company also showcased their Cloud service and explained why their cloud phones stands out from their competitors. The Huawei Sonic and the Huawei Ideos X3 are the company’s first ever cloud smartphones. Both of these devices comes with 16 GB of free cloud storage. The Huawei Cloud service is something that really impressed us. Let me explain you the complete features in details below.

The Huawei Cloud offers 16 GB of cloud storage as well as other amazing services such as Cloud Drive, Message+, Phone Finder, Contact Suite, Hi Space, Social Stream, Gallery, etc.

huawei sonic cloud service

The Cloud+ Drive service allows you to not only store your favorite photos, music and videos, but it also allows you to save documents and other types of files to the cloud. The files saved in the Huawei’s Cloud+ Drive can be accessed from any Huawei smartphone, Huawei Mediapad or directly via computer. You can save up to 3500 songs or 7000 photos in the available space.

The Cloud+ Contacts lets you to synchronize contacts from your phone to the Cloud+ server. Any changes in the contact information will be automatically synchronized to the Cloud+ server. The All Backup service allows you to backup all of your important information and data to the Cloud+ server. So, if you lose your data due to some reason, then you can easily restore your files on your Huawei smartphone or Mediapad tablet.

huawei sonic cloud service

The Message+ is another great service which takes the regular messaging to the next level. The Message+ is an instant messaging service which is exclusively available for the Huawei smartphone users. It allows you to chat with your other friends, who are currently using the Huawei smartphone. You can also share images, videos and voice note with your friends. The group chat lets you chat with your all the users in your friends list or family list. The Cloud+ Gallery is another unique feature where you can view all the images saved in the Cloud+ server, directly on your phone screen.

Find my phone is the best feature offered by the Huawei’s Cloud service. It helps you to find your lost or stolen phone with few minutes. You’ll just need to visit www.hicloud.com and use the phone finder option to locate your device. It will find the device and display the current location on Google Maps. You can also perform other tasks such as playing a sound, sending an alert message, lock your phone, backup all your data or erase all the data from the device. The Cloud+ service offered by Huawei lets you experience the future of smartphones.

Huawei Ascend P1 S Announced; World’s Thinnest Android Smartphone

Huawei recently announced two new smartphones, the Huawei Ascend P1 and the Huawei Ascend P1 S at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. Both the smartphones, runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. The specs of both the devices are almost similar, except the thickness. Huawei Ascend P1 S is currently the world’s thinnest smartphone, measuring at just 6.68 mm thick. On the other hand, the Huawei Ascend P1 measures just 7.69 mm thick.

huawei ascend p1 s

The Huawei Ascend P1 and Ascend P1 S features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display with the Gorilla Glass panel on the front, 960 x 540 pixels resolution, 1.5 GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 processor, PowerVR SGX540 graphic processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, Huawei’s 3D user interface and much more.

Other features include an 8 megapixel rear camera, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video calls, 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of ROM, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Android Market and a 1670 mAh/ 1800 mAh battery.

The Huawei Ascend P1 and Ascend P1 S will be available in 3 vibrant colors – metallic black, ceramic white and cherry-blossom pink. This devices will be available for purchase in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, the Middle East and China from Q2 of 2012. The price of both the devices will be announced later. Until then, check out the promo video below.

Huawei U8860 Gets a “Beta” Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update!

Huawei, a company popularly known for making cheap Chinese smartphones or 3G/CDMA modems, has done something which no one expected it to do. The company has released a beta build of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for its U8860 Android based handset. While all other popular handsets like the Galaxy S II, HTC Sensation and EVO 3D etc. unofficial ICS ports are stuck at some point due to some driver issues, Huawei has managed to release a beta ICS build for one of their handsets.

Its kind of surprising to see a Chinese handset maker beat all other big shot companies like Samsung, Motorola and HTC in releasing an Android 4.0 update for their handset. This is also probably the first time that a company has released a betasoftware update. All o

Huawei U8860 owners can find the download link and the installation steps of the update here. Since the update is still marked as a beta, Huawei has also mentioned the steps to downgrade back to Gingerbread, if a user wishes to do so.

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Huawei Honor Announced; Comes With A 1.4 Ghz Processor

huawei honorHuawei is not known for manufacturing high-end Android smartphones, but the company is well-known for launching budget Android phones. Huawei recently announced its most-powerful smartphone, the Huawei Honor. This handset runs on the latest Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) Operating System and it comes with an exclusive Huawei user interface with a dynamic weather widget.

“Huawei Honor encapsulates the Huawei brand it features simple-to-use, advanced technology that allows people to share and connect easily. Honor provides a package of features that elevates the smartphone user experience, including an ultra-long battery life, so critical to the performance of smartphones but yet is often downplayed,” said Victor Xu, chief marketing officer of Huawei Device.

Huawei Honor features a 4 inch FWVGA capacitive touch screen display, 1.4 Ghz processor, Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS, Huawei user-interface, 8 megapixels auto focus camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, FM radio, Micro USB 2.0 port, 512 MB RAM, 4GB ROM, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Assisted GPS support, DLNA-certified, G-sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor and a 1900 mAh battery.

Huawei Honor will be available for purchase in Asia-Pacific, China, Russia and the Middle East from Q4 of 2011. The price of this device is still a mystery.

Huawei Honor Leaked; It’s the Best Huawei Smartphone Yet

Huawei is not the name that comes to mind when you talk about the top Android manufacturers, but it has definitely been making waves in the budget Android segment. It first launched the Huawei Ideos, which was the cheapest Android phone at launch, and later launched the Huawei Ideos X6 and X5, which were mid range Android smartphones. The Ideos saw some success in developing economies, but the Ideos X6 and X5 were clear failures.

Next, Huawei unveiled the Huawei MediaPad, an affordable 7 inch tablet. It also launched the Huawei Vision recently, which is a cheap Android 2.3 device.

Today, details of yet another Huawei smartphone have been leaked by the guys at LandofDroid. The Huawei Honor, seems to be a very honorable device, and will likely be Huawei’s flagship smartphone in 2011.

Huawei Honor

It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is powered by a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor and presumably 1 GB RAM. It also sports a 4 inch FWVGA capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It comes with a 5 MP camera which can shoot 720p video and has a thickness of only 9.9 mm. It also comes with a 1930 mAh battery.

The pricing and launch details are still unknown, but I suspect Huawei will be pricing this much lower than similar Android handsets by Samsung, HTC or Motorola, possibly around $300.

Huawei Vision Launched; Offers Gingerbread On a Budget

Today, Huawei officially launched the Huawei Vision in Beijing, according to a report by Engadget. It seems to be a very stylish device, with decent hardware specs and a unibody construction. Huawei has come a long way from its boxy Ideos smartphones, which had a worse design than the boxes that iPhones were shipped in.

While it certainly cannot be compared with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S 2, or the HTC Sensation, it packs in enough power with a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8255 processor and 512 MB RAM. It comes with 2 GB of ROM, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and A-GPS. It also sports a 5 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash, which can record 720p video.

It will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and some sort of “3D interface” which I’m assuming is Huawei’s shot at creating a custom UI. (Huawei, here’s a tip: if you really want to sell devices, ship it with stock Android Gingerbread and promise to push updates as soon as they are released)

It is quite slim and weighs about 121 gms. It is expected to be launched in September. I just hope Huawei prices it right, preferably in the Rs 10,000 ($230) – Rs 12,000 ($280) range. It could capture the entire budget segment at that price point.

Huawei Vision

“We are very excited to present Vision, the smartphone which strikes the perfect balance between technology and style. The unique 3D user interface heralds in a new era in Huawei’s leadership, as we continue to create devices that enhance the user experience through stylish design and smart functionality.” stated Victor Xu, chief marketing officer of Huawei Device, in a press release.

First the Huawei MediaPad, and now this. Huawei, I’m impressed!

InterDigital Joins the Patent Fray; Accuses Nokia, Huawei and ZTE of Patent Infringement

Almost all the major smartphone manufacturers in the U.S. are currently at war with each other. Apple has sued Samsung and HTC over patent infringement, Nokia has won a patent settlement from Apple, Microsoft is making more money from Android than it ever did from Windows Phone 7. Even Oracle, which seemingly has nothing to do with smartphones is suing Google over the use of Java in Android.

Patent portfolios of bankrupt companies like Nortel are being sold for billions of dollars, and the value of companies with huge patent portfolios, like InterDigital and Motorola, has increased significantly in the last month.

InterDigital’s stock price rose over 65% in 3 days since it was revealed that Google and Apple were looking to acquire it for its massive portfolio of over 8,800 patents related to wireless technology.

Well, that was then. According to a press release by InterDigital, it seems like they have decided to enter the patent wars themselves. They filed a patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Comission against Nokia, Huawei and ZTE, alleging that they imported 3G wireless devices to the U.S. which infringed upon 7 patents owned by InterDigital.

It also stated that its talks with Nokia, Huawei and ZTE regarding a settlement or a licensing agreement failed to reach a resolution.

Over the past thirty years, InterDigital has invested nearly one billion dollars in the development of advanced digital cellular technologies, creating important innovations, and helping to drive an industry creating billions of wireless connections,said Lawrence Shay, President of InterDigital’s patent holding subsidiaries. During that period, we have signed dozens of license agreements with manufacturers, giving them access to a patent portfolio of approximately 19,000 issued patents and patent applications among the largest wireless portfolios in the world,continued Shay. The vast majority of our agreements have been reached without the need for litigation. However, despite having engaged in good faith efforts to license our patents to Nokia, Huawei and ZTE, we have not been able to reach an acceptable resolution. As a result, to protect our intellectual property and the interests of our licensees, we made the decision to bring legal action against these parties.

The timing of this complaint seems a bit suspect. It might be used as a bargaining chip to demand a higher price from Google or Apple.

Here’s the complete press release by InterDigital:

InterDigital Files Complaint Against Nokia, Huawei and ZTE With International Trade Commission

Huawei MediaPad Unveiled: 7 inch Android 3.2 Tablet

Today, at CommunicAsia, Huawei unveiled the Huawei MediaPad, a 7 inch tablet running Android 3.2 Honeycomb. It will be the first tablet to run Android 3.2, which is similar to Android 3.1, but offers better support for the smaller display.

It comes with a 7 inch display, and is quite slim at just 10.5 mm. It weighs 390 gms and is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core Qualcomm processor. It supports 1080p playback and HSPA+ support. It also has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and a 5 MP camera. It comes with 8 GB internal storage.

It will be available from Q3 2011. No pricing details have been announced yet.

Huawei Mediapad

“With the Huawei MediaPad, we are demonstrating yet again that design, functionality and performance is within anyone’s reach. The 7-inch tablet remains the preferred size for portability and Honeycomb Android 3.2 is dedicated to enhance the full potential of 7-inch tablets. Huawei is very pleased to be the first to offer this package to consumers globally.said Victor Xu, Chief Marketing Officer of Huawei Device. “The MediaPad opens up new worlds of entertainment for consumers by removing the barriers to tablet ownership, increasing access to a truly high-quality mobile entertainment experience fully integrated with cloud-based internet content.”

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 Schedule And Events List

mwc 2011

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry. Some of the top mobile phone manufacturers like HTC, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Nokia, etc, are expected to launch a wide range of next-gen smartphones and tablets this year. Mobile World Congress 2011 will be conducted at Barcelona, Spain, between February 14 to February 17. This year, Samsung is expected to launch the successor of its popular Galaxy S smartphone as well as the Galaxy Tab 2 with 10.1 inch display. Sony Ericsson will launch its much awaited Playstation phone, the Xperia Play. HTC, Samsung, LG and other top companies are expected to launch Android Gingerbread and Windows Phone 7 smartphones as well as Android Honeycomb powered tablets. Check out the complete event schedule of MWC 2011, after the break.

Sunday, February 13th:

Sony Ericsson – Press Conference

  • 12.00 pm – 04.00 pm EST (New York)
  • 05.00 pm – 09.00 pm GMT (London)
  • 06.00 pm – 10.00 pm CET (Barcelona)
  • 10.30 pm – 02.30 am IST (Mumbai)

Samsung – Press Conference

  • 12.00 pm – 01.00 pm EST (New York)
  • 05.00 pm – 06.00 pm GMT (London)
  • 06.00 pm – 07.00 pm CET (Barcelona)
  • 10.30 pm – 11.30 pm IST (Mumbai)

Monday, February 14th:

Ericsson – Media and analyst breakfast briefing

  • 02.30 am – 03.30 am EST (New York)
  • 07.30 am – 08.30 am GMT (London)
  • 08.30 am – 09.30 am CET (Barcelona)
  • 12.00 pm – 02.00 pm IST (Mumbai)

ZTE – Press Conference

  • 04.00 am – 05.00 am EST (New York)
  • 09.00 am – 10.00 am GMT (London)
  • 10.00 am – 11.00 am CET (Barcelona)
  • 02.30 pm – 03.30 pm IST (Mumbai)

Nokia Siemens Networks – Media and Industry Analyst Briefing

  • 04.00 am – 05.00 am EST (New York)
  • 09.00 am – 10.00 am GMT (London)
  • 10.00 am – 11.00 am CET (Barcelona)
  • 02.30 pm – 03.30 pm IST (Mumbai)

LG Electronics – Press Conference

  • 04.00 am – 10.00 am EST (New York)
  • 09.00 am – 03.00 pm GMT (London)
  • 10.00 am – 04.00 pm CET (Barcelona)
  • 02.30 pm – 08.30 pm IST (Mumbai)

Telstra – Press Conference

  • 10.00 am – 12.00 pm EST (New York)
  • 03.00 pm – 05.00 pm GMT (London)
  • 04.00 pm – 06.00 pm CET (Barcelona)
  • 08.30 pm – 10.30 pm IST (Mumbai)

Huawei Mobile Broadband – Media Event

  • 11.00 am – 12.00 pm EST (New York)
  • 04.00 pm – 05.00 pm GMT (London)
  • 05.00 pm – 06.00 pm CET (Barcelona)
  • 09.30 pm – 10.30 pm IST (Mumbai)

Tuesday, February 15th:

Alcatel Mobile Phones – Press Conference

  • 03.00 am – 06.00 am EST (New York)
  • 08.00 am – 11.00 am GMT (London)
  • 09.00 am – 12.00 pm CET (Barcelona)
  • 01.30 pm – 04.30 pm IST (Mumbai)

Huawei – Press Conference

  • 05.00 am – 06.00 am EST (New York)
  • 10.00 am – 11.00 am GMT (London)
  • 11.00 am – 12.00 pm CET (Barcelona)
  • 03.30 pm – 04.30 pm IST (Mumbai)

Alcatel Lucent – Press Conference

  • 05.00 am – 06.00 am EST (New York)
  • 10.00 am – 11.00 am GMT (London)
  • 11.00 am – 12.00 pm CET (Barcelona)
  • 03.30 pm – 04.30 pm IST (Mumbai)

Qualcomm – Press Conference

  • 05.00 am EST (New York)
  • 10.00 am GMT (London)
  • 11.00 am CET (Barcelona)
  • 03.30 pm IST (Mumbai)

Huawei – Press Conference

  • 06.00 am – 08.00 am EST (New York)
  • 11.00 am – 01.00 pm GMT (London)
  • 12.00 pm – 02.00 pm CET (Barcelona)
  • 04.30 pm – 06.30 pm IST (Mumbai)

ZTE – Press Conference

  • 08.00 am – 09.00 am EST (New York)
  • 01.00 pm – 02.00 pm GMT (London)
  • 02.00 pm – 03.00 pm CET (Barcelona)
  • 06.30 pm – 07.30 am IST (Mumbai)

Huawei – Press Conference

  • 10.00 am – 12.00 pm EST (New York)
  • 03.00 pm – 05.00 pm GMT (London)
  • 04.00 pm – 06.00 pm CET (Barcelona)
  • 08.30 pm – 10.30 pm IST (Mumbai)

Play Mobile – Press Conference

  • 09.00 am – 11.00 am EST (New York)
  • 02.00 pm – 04.00 pm GMT (London)
  • 03.00 pm – 05.00 pm CET (Barcelona)
  • 07.30 pm – 09.30 pm IST (Mumbai)

Wednesday, February 16th:

ZTE – Press Conference

  • 08.00 am – 09.00 am EST (New York)
  • 01.00 pm – 02.00 pm GMT (London)
  • 02.00 pm – 03.00 pm CET (Barcelona)
  • 06.30 pm – 07.30 am IST (Mumbai)

Huawei Ideos S7 Android Tablet and Ideos X3 Smartphone Leaked

Huawei, the company which launched the cheapest Android phone – the Huawei Ideos – in 2010 has been trying to make its presence felt on the Android scene. So far, it has been completely overshadowed by the likes of HTC, Samsung and Motorola. Even the announcements of the Huawei Ideos X5 and the Ideos X6 failed to make any major impact.

Now, images of an Android tablet and a new Android smartphone by Huawei have been leaked on its official Flickr account, just a week before MWC.

Huawei Ideos S7

The Huawei Ideos S7 Slim is an Android tablet which has a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display. From the images, it seems to have a front facing camera and keys for Home, Menu and Back. We don’t have any other details yet. We can expect it to run Android 2.2 Froyo at launch, with a Android 3.0 Honeycomb upgrade coming later. It will likely be priced much lower than the current crop of Android tablets.

Huawei Ideos X3

The other leaked device is the Huawei Ideos X3 Android smartphone. It will be a budget phone and will likely have a 3.2 – 3.5 inch display. Both these devices will be launched at the Mobile World Congress in a week. Stay tuned for more MWC updates at Techie-Buzz.

Source: Flickr via Engadget