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Huawei IDEOS

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Product Code: HUA-IDE
Manufacturer: Huawei
Rating: * * * * *

This handset has now been discontinued. As an alternative, see the Huawei Blaze

Overview of Huawei IDEOS

The Huawei Ideos is a cost effective Google Android smartphone that runs version 2.2, the latest edition of the rapidly developing operating system.

One of the first to officially ship with Android 2.2 as a owner of the Ideos, you benefit from Flash 10.1 player support (allowing more web pages to appear and operate correctly on screen), being able to load applications onto a memory card, using your device as a WiFi router and USB modem (tethering) and automatic updating of applications.

No longer are you limited on connectivity options. Use the Ideos as a wireless internet connection between several laptops or wire it direct to your PC. Android 2.2 gives you enhanced capabilities not available on older versions of the OS.

A fully customisable operating system, with the Ideos and Android 2.2 you can quickly and simply make the device personal to you customising the home screens, adding applications and changing the appearance.

A 2.8 inch touch screen with a g-sensor will alter the image on the screen to either portrait or landscape mode, depending upon how you are holding the device, whilst a light sensor will adjust the screen brightness depending upon the lighting around you, whilst the proximity sensor will turn off the screens backlight when the phone is positioned close to your face. Innovative features like this help preserve battery life and allow you to keep mobile for longer.

GPS is built into the Ideos so street level navigation is easy and convenient on this compact phone as is internet browsing. The flash support means all your favourite web pages display perfectly whether you are connecting through the WiFi 802.11b/g/n or HSDPA connection. With the Huawei Ideos streaming music and from online sources is actually possible

Branded a Google Phone, the Ideos has a lot to offer you, if you are a first time smartphone user or even as a more experience user, the Ideos has something for everyone at a price accessible to all.

Features of Huawei IDEOS

  • Google Android 2.2 operating system

  • 2.8 inch touch screen

  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n

  • Bluetooth

  • GPS

  • 3G/HSDPA wireless connectivity

  • G-Sensor for screen orientation

  • MicroSD memory card slot

  • 3.2 megapixel camera

SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating SystemAndroid
Version2.2 (Froyo)
Custom Skin
Speed528 MHz
Dual Core
Quad Core
Make/ModelQualcomm MSM 7225
Expansion Slot Yes
Capacity (Up to)16 GB
Internal Storage
TypeTFT-LCD Capacitive touch screen
Resolution 320 x 240 QVGA
Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Frequencies900 / 2100MHz
Bluetooth Yes
FunctionsA2DP for stereo headsets
WiFi Yes
VersionIEEE 802.11 b/g/n
DatamicroUSB v2.0
PowermicroUSB v2.0
Video Out
Device Controls
Optical Trackpad
Hardware Buttons
Antenna TypeInternal
Built-in Software
Camera Yes
FlashAuto focus
Camera Lens
Front Facing Camera
G-Sensor Yes
Proximity Sensor
Digital Compass and Gyro
Light Sensor
Near Field Communication
FM Radio
TypeRechargeable Li-ion
Removable Yes
Call Time
Standby Time
Dimensions104 × 54.8 × 13.5mm
Weight TBC

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturers branding.

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[Go to the Clove Blog Page]

Huawei IDEOS–Now in stock

Over the last couple of months we have been bringing you bits of information on the Huawei IDEOS.  This cheap smartphone does not lack in terms of its features and functions and is most certainly an option if you have been thinking of venturing into the world of Google Android and smartphones for the first […]

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Huawei IDEOS Unboxing Video

The Huawei IDEOS is something we have covered several times on the blog but to date we have yet to have an unboxing video. The good guys over at have managed to obtain a full retail boxed unit and completed an unboxing video. We are told by Huawei that the IDEOS will be arriving […]

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Huawei IDEOS – Brief Hands On Review

Last week I attended an event at which Huawei unveiled the IDEOS.  The IDEOS for those who have yet to hear about it is a Google branded phone running Android 2.2 and comes in at sub £150 (Our exact cost still to be confirmed). At the event I had a good twenty minute hands on […]

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Huawei IDEOS – The Evolution

Announced on the 2nd September the Huawei IDEOS is to be the first Android 2.2 smartphone commercially available on the market. A very powerful smartphone at a price that is quite simply unbelievable the IDEOS is more than just a mobile phone in the eyes of the designers and Huawei themselves. To explain the story […]

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Huawei IDEOS Announced

You heard it here first a couple of weeks ago, but yesterday Huawei officially announced in a fairly low key event in London. The full press release can be found by clicking the images below: I attended the event and had some good hands on time.  I will be writing about this and what my […]

The post Huawei IDEOS Announced appeared first on Clove Technology's Blog.

Huawei Press Conference – Thursday 2nd September

    Next week, Thursday 2nd September, Huawei are holding a press conference in London’s Leicester Square.  Taking place between 4 and 6 we are unsure what exactly they will be announcing. There will be a couple of us from Clove at the event so will bring you more details on the day or as […]

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Huawei Ideos Google Phone – **EXCLUSIVE**

You heard it here first the next official Google Phone, the Huawei Ideos. The Ideos is a very competitively priced smartphone that is due to be launched in the UK soon that will be running Android 2.2 and will have a feature set that includes HSDPA and WiFi 802.11b/g/n. Much like many other smartphones the […]

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