Huawei shows iPhone-style Android handset
From CGI to reality by Q3, says vendor
MWC Modem maker Huawei has, as expected, taken the wraps off the Android phone it hopes to bring to market in Q3.
Well, sort of - the pictures it's put out fall more in the 'concept mock-up' category than the 'in someone's hands' section. And they're clearly inspired by a certain famous fruity phone: witness the positioning round menu button and earpiece slit, note the shiny black faceplate and touch-sensitive screen.
Huawei said it has co-developed "a robust and user-friendly interface" in order to offer "a powerful customer experience that is able to evolve with operators’ differentiation requirements".
Aimed at operators
'Operators' is key: Huawei is keen to offer the handset to carriers who - as they do with its 3G modems - rebadge it as their own.
Huawei said little - well, nowt - about the unnamed Android phone's capabilities or tech specs. ®
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