T-Mobile Pulse: Huawei Android smartphone hitting UK prepay

T-Mobile UK have announced their third Android handset, the T-Mobile Pulse, and for the first time it's Huawei rather than HTC doing the hardware honors.  The Pulse has a 3.5-inch 320 x 480 touchscreen and polished finish, and will also be the first Android phone from the carrier to support pre-pay rather than demand a contract.

There's also a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera and an included 2GB microSD card; GPS is also confirmed, together with HSDPA/HSUPA (7.2Mbps d/l and 2Mbps u/l) and Bluetooth.  Like HTC's Android models, the Pulse has a trackball for navigation.

Like the HTC Hero, Huawei have increased the number of homescreen panes from the standard three to six; however there isn't the same Sense-style UI enhancement.  What you do get is integration with MyCommunity, an online sync service which also supports online messaging, together with a new Media Center app.  The T-Mobile Pulse will land in October, priced at £179.99 ($293).