Huawei and Movistar Team Up For Low-Cost Android Handset


While the HTC Wildfire may be the current rage for an upcoming low-end smartphone on the cheap, that hasn’t stopped Movistar from unveiling the Ivy, a handset emerging from a partnership with Huawei. The phone is a rebranded Huawei U8100 featuring Android 2.1 and should now be available in Europe.


A rundown of what you will get with the IVY:

  • 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen
  • 3.2MP camera
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Qualcomm MSM7225
  • Movistar’s Keteke social networking, Ruta Movistar Navigation
  • 2GB microSD

You are looking at pricing ranging from as low as free to 95 euros depending on service plans.

[via cn-c114]

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  1. It looks like the T-Mobile Pulse Mini… *cough* *cough* *nudge* *nudge*

  2. I do not see where to market is for these things, If you have the money to afford a data plan you could certainly afford a normal smartphone to use the data plan on.

  3. Errr have a look at the UK market and you will see pay assyou do offers with pretty good data offers.

    T-Mobile unlimited internet (about 3Gig a month in reality) for 10 ukp

    Giffgaff offer completely unlimited data for 10 ukp a month

    So cheap android phones make a lot of sense for a lot of the world.

  4. I agree with RobC!

    3 UK even give you 150 MB of data every time you top up £10 at no extra cost. This is the pocket money mobile phone that goes with the pocket money pay as you tariff…

  5. Who wants such an Android phone with a small screen that’s resistive and comes with a stylus?

  6. @Tod
    Huawei make the Pulse/Mini..

  7. >>”Who wants such an Android phone with a small screen that’s resistive and comes with a stylus?”

    Anyone who wants a small Android smartphone and wants to handwrite Chinese characters might consider such a device ideal. I’m thinking there is a very large market for this type of device, but it might not be in Europe or America.

    Oh, and maybe people with long fingernails will like the resistive touchscreen as well. I handed my Huawei U8220 (Pulse) to a Chinese woman last week so that she could write a Chinese character, and she immediately had trouble as she tried to write with her fingernail instead of her finger tip.

  8. hem… should be out now???? I bought it a month ago :-) Being a dev, I was just interested in a phone with a small screen for testing purposes, and it does the job… For 99 pounds that’s as much as I could ask. Resistive screen is its major flaw, but overall it STILL DOES THINGS iPhones do not do…or iPads :-)
    I ended up giving it to a friend just to enhance the Android world anyway. Datapaln with t-mob in the uk is as cheap as 20 GBP for SIX MONTHS unlimited internet. Welcome to the future :-)

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