Huawei announced the Indian launch of its renowned Cloud services through a Cloud enabled tablet and two Android smartphones on Tuesday, the 16th of November, 2011. To be made available all over India through online stores as well as large format and general retailers, the three devices will be offered with three months’ 3GB download with Aircel.
Huawei’s Anand Narang reminded that the Cloud+ service provides a richer user experience than what any other smartphone is equipped to provide, with a social phonebook integrated feature, better phone finder and messaging services and, of course, the 16GB net drive or Cloud disk.
The two smartphones offered under cloud are Sonic and Ideos X3. The Sonic has a multi-touch 3.5-inch capacitive display with onboard storage of 512 MB and expandable additional storage of 20 GB. It runs on Android Gingerbread OS and has a range of sensors such as compass sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer and ambient light. These features enable enhanced gaming, browsing and conversation capabilities.
Huawei Sonic is also equipped with a 4GB card and a range of pre-loaded applications, an example of which is Atom which helps the user make bookings and payments. Other applications include Bollywoodji and the Astute online TV. Better sound quality is ensured through the dual microphone and noise cancellation features. Equipped with a 1400 mAh battery, Huawei is offering the Sonic for a price of approximately Rs. 9,500. By the features offered it’s clear that Huawei is targeting youngsters with the Sonic and also the Ideos X3.
Huawei Ideos X3 is the smartphone with the newly developed 3D user interface by Huawei. It also features the Android v2.3 Gingerbread OS with onboard storage of 512 MB and additional storage of 20 GB. It has a 3.2-megapixel rear facing camera and VGA front camera, WiFi 11n connectivity and 3.2-inch HVGA screen. The applications onboard are Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Google Maps. It has a price tag of approximately Rs. 10,500 in India. It is quite attractive looking too with a thickness of only 12.3 mm.
Both the smartphones from Huawei also sport Huawei Streams which gives access to the Huawei App Store, the Cloud Gallery where users can share and view videos and pictures, and a service that enables quick upgrades to the Gingerbread operating system. Huawei Streams also provides access to many other services enabling online TV, bookings, movies, etc. Apart from these two phones the company has also rolled out a tablet which is known as Huawei’s MediaPad tablet which runs with android Honeycomb OS.