$150 Android Smartphone Huawei Ascend To Release Via Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless

Huawei going to release another Android running smartphone Huawei Ascend on Cricket Wireless carriers. Huawei Ascend is the cheapest Android powered smartphone equipped with Android 2.1 OS, 600 MHz processor, weighing 135 grams. The Chinese are well-known for their low-cost products and the Huawei Ascend is one of the low budget  Android smartphones around at present.

This smart phone comes with the EVDO technology for data connectivity which is probably a first timer for any Android phone.

Huawei Ascend features 3.5 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen(320×480 pixels), 3.2 Megapixel camera with auto focus & QIF video recording capability, Android 2.1 OS, 600 MHz processor with 265 MB RAM & 512 MB ROM, 3G, Wi-Fi, EVDO, Bluetooth 2.1, A-GPS, micro USB, Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery.

Huawei Ascend also comes with Trackball and Physical Buttons For Send/ Menu /Back /End

Huawei Ascend

Technical Specifications of Huawei Ascend

3G NetworkCDMA 1xEV-DO rev.A
2G NetworkCDMA 800/1700/1900 MHz
Form FactorCandy Bar
L x B x H116 x 62 x 14 mm
Weight135 g
TypeLCD HVGA Capacitive touchscreen
Size3.5 inch
Resolution320×480 Pixels
Input/ User Interface
InputMulti Touch
Predictive Text Input
System Properties
Operating SystemAndroid 2.1 OS (Eclair)
CPU600 MHz Processor
256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
Storage Capacity
Browser & MessagingHTML
Predictive Text Input
Still– 3.2 Megapixels
– Auto Focus
Video Recording CapabilityYes
Bluetooth & USBBluetooth v2.1 & v2.0 micro USB
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Headset3.5mm stereo headset jack*
Music & Video
Music FormatMP3, AAC+, WMA, WAV
Video FormatMpeg 4
TypeLi-Ion 1500 mAh Standard battery
Standby TimeUp to 350 hours
Talk TimeUp to 5 hours
Other FeaturesGoogle talk, Gmail, Google search
Android market
Facebook, Twitter
Proximity, e-Compass Sensors

Price & Availability

The Huawei Ascend will be available in next month(might be on October 27), pricing at $150 via Cricket Wireless carrier with a two-year agreement.

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