Jun 21st, 2011

Huawei’s back it again with the phones, but this time they’ve come to the table with some intriguing options. For Turkey, they’re introducing an NFC-enabled budget phone, the Huawei Sonic. It’s an interesting move by Huawei considering there’s usually very little innovation to be had when speaking of their products. In this instance, they’re beating lots of manufacturers to the punch with NFC.

Turkey’s major cellular providers have either already launched or are planning to launch NFC payment services, so it’s a welcome move and not quite surprising given the context. Let’s hope Huawei does the same for the United States and other regions when our NFC efforts get off the ground.

Here in the states, they’re sending another one of their phones to Cricket in the form of the Huawei Glory. Believe it or not, it’ll be a high-end device. I say believe it or not because Cricket doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to providing high-end phones. So what’s making this one high-end, anyway?

Inside is a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor and 2GB of RAM. All of that is set to power Android 2.3 on a 4 inch, 854×480 TFT display. Sounds great, right? Actually, it sounds pretty damn good and we’re happy to see both Cricket and Huawei stepping their Android game up. Of course, we can’t pass judgment yet but it has to be a lot better than what they currently offer. What’s more is that it’ll be $300 off contract, a great price for a device of this magnitude. Set to come out in November, folks. [Electronista, Engadget]

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