Budget Android phone 'surprisingly well-equipped'

5 October 2009 — 10:00 AM

The device is branded with the the T-Mobile name

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Looking at the latest model to emerge from Chinese manufacturer Huawei that is equipped with the technology, the site's Edward Chester admitted to being somewhat surprised by its abilities.

Branded the T-Mobile Pulse for the UK market, he explained that he expected the model to have had to "cut some essential corners" to justify its £180 pay-as-you-go price.

However, the expert noted "nothing could have been further from the truth", as the model features an attractive minimalist design, a 3.5-inch screen that looks better than that of the iPhone and microSD support for up to 16 GB.

The 3.2-megapixel camera was noted as problematic in some circumstances, but in conclusion, Mr Chester said 3G connectivity via HSDPA and Wi-Fi means the T-Mobile Pulse "has all the essentials for a modern smartphone".

Other manufacturers to enter the Android arena of late include Samsung and Motorola, with the Galaxy i7500 and DEXT respectively unveiled last month.

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