Unlike its peers, though, Huawei didn’t have a great deal to show other than an intriguing prototype and some feature lists. The Huawei Android phone: is it the real deal, or a stuck-in-concept-phase tease?
The Huawei Android phone was rumoured to be ready for launch at the Mobile World Congress, but instead of the expected demo models, all the Chinese brand could come up with was a solitary prototype in a glass display case.
The prototype wasn’t even functional as far as anyone could tell, but it still looked quite interesting.
It might not have an official name yet, but the Huawei Android Phone has a very iPhonesque look – remarkably so, in fact. The main difference at first glance is a horrible glowing bezel that looks like the kind of thing Jonothan Ive wakes up screaming about at night.
There is only one visible button – another very iPhoney touch – which seems to fly in the face of other implementations like the G1 or the Magic, both of which have several buttons, trackballs, etc.
The company says this is because it has developed its own user interface for the Huawei Android Phone that sits on top of Google’s operating system. This may or may not be a good thing (and may even cripple existing apps) but sadly there were no demos of that available either. Bah.
Come on, Huawei! We are intrigued, let’s see something concrete.
via Mobile Computer