T-Mobile Pulse aka Huawei 8220 up for preorder

Aug 21, 2009
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T-Mobile Pulse aka Huawei 8220 up for preorder

It's certainly not the first we've heard of the T-Mobile Pulse - aka the Huawei 8220 - but today's spilling of information is perhaps the most comprehensive spec sheet and all-round renders we've seen so far.  The Android OS 1.5 handset has shown up for preorder on a Dutch website, locked to T-Mobile but sold without a contract for €257 ($368) if you're willing to take your chances with third-party unlock merchants.

Your money gets you a 3.5-inch 320 x 480 touchscreen, HSDPA and HSUPA for up to 7.2Mbps uplinks and 5.6Mbps downlinks (network depending), and both WiFI and GPS.  There's also Bluetooth 2.0, a 3.2-megapixel camera, and a microSD card slot, and Huawei are saying there's also native Microsoft Exchange support.

No word from the online store themselves as to when the Pulse is expected to land, but according to Dutch site Tweakers it'll make an appearance sometime in October.  We'll have to wait to see if that pans out for certain, but considering the price is quite a bit cheaper than, say, HTC's Android range, the Pulse may be a surprise hit.

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[via Unwired View]


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