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The U.S. government has stated that it’s concerned about China-based Huawei and its ties to the Chinese government and military, and the UK shares that concern. After Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) issued a report stating that a great deal more oversight was needed regarding foreign involvement in the country’s Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), the UK is now investigating the role of Huawei staff at the Cyber Security Evaluations Centre (aka the “Cell”) in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The Cell’s job is to “test all updates to Huawei’s... Read more...
It appears that Huawei, along with China Mobile, have taken away my last excuse for not climbing the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. Has my gym membership, equipment and flight been covered? Nope. But the phone coverage has been! As a slightly beefy tech geek Canadian that happens to hate the cold, I kid about even considering the adventure. To those who do tackle it head-on, though, there will be LTE wireless waiting for you at the top. Just imagine the possibilities... streaming Netflix, ordering a pizza, and of course, having a go at some chat roulette.  Obviously, I'm making light... Read more...
Phablet? Tablet? Phone? Perhaps the designation doesn't even matter any longer. With phones like the Note 8.0 and Note II blurring the edges of what's too large to make a phone call, Huawei is introducing a mondo phone of its own. The MediaPad 7 Vogue is a 7" device, sized up similarly to the Nexus 7, but it offers a voice radio as well as a data radio. It's built from an aluminum unibody frame and features a quad-core 1.2GHz processor CPU and 16-core GPU, a 3G modem, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and a 4100mAh battery. It measures 9.5mm thick and weighs 335 grams, and the display offers a 1024 x 600 native... Read more...
Huawei is proud as a peacock over its new Ascend P6 smartphone, an Android handset the company claims is the thinnest in the world. It measures a scant 6.18mm (0.24 inches) thick and has a 4.7-inch display, the same size screen found on the HTC One, which is 3mm (0.1 inches) thicker. Pretty impressive. Analysts who have seen the device have come away impressed, both by its thin design and the overall build quality. "It's undoubtedly the most impressive phone that Huawei have launched to date in terms of the design, the materials used and its quality," Ben Wood, director of research at consultancy... Read more...
Chinese mobile device maker Huawei has a ways to go in terms of its global image despite recent growth, but the company now lays claim to the “fastest smartphone in the world” with the introduction of the Huawei Ascend P2. Indeed, Huawei isn’t shy in proclaiming its feelings about the Ascend P2, which CEO Richard Yu called a “perfect smartphone” in a press release. The phone’s juicy specs include a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of (non-expandable) storage, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, and a 13MP camera that shoots 1080p video, all of which... Read more...
The smartphone market is hot and is continuously growing, and it’s no surprise that the IDC’s latest numbers have Samsung pegged as the number one smartphone maker in the world, followed by Apple. However, the new number three maker is a bit of a surprise--it’s Huawei. This is a first for Huawei, which has previously been in the top ten but never in the top five, and according to a report from the IDC, the company accomplished this feat with a one-two punch of inexpensive mass market phones and high-end Ascend-branded devices. The report notes that Huawei claims the world’s... Read more...
In the world of Internet use, we can't really ever get enough speed. Thus, we're thrilled to see two leading networking companies sharing resources in order to produce yet another "world's first" in the art of transmission. Huawei and Vodafone this week announced the successful trial of 2 Tbit/s optical fiber transmission technologies on Vodafone's live network. The field trial achieved 2 Tbit/s transmission capabilities of over 3,325km. This provides a data highway capacity 20-times higher than current commercially deployed 100Gbit/s systems and has a speed equivalent to downloading 40 HD videos... Read more...
Tensions with China's government are already at an uncomfortable level, but who would have guessed that they would trickle into mobile? Yet that's exactly what's happening, following an investigation by a congressional panel into Chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE. According to the resulting House Intelligence Committee report, the two firms pose a security threat to the U.S. and therefore shouldn't be allowed to engage in any mergers or acquisitions within our country's borders. Before launching a formal investigation, the congressional committee said it performed a preliminary review, which... Read more...
Huawei announced its first 10-inch quad-core tablet at Mobile World Congress back in February. When the tablet was announced, we learned it would be a 10-inch model with a 1920 x 1200 IPS high definition display, Android 4.0, and a Huawei 1.5GHz quad-core processor. Although those specs were enough to spark our interest, we still wanted to know more. Now, thanks to a newly released promotional video, you can get a glimpse at what this tablet is going to offer. The video shows off the tablet's metallic design that's 8.8mm thin as well as the 8MP auto-focus camera, 1080p theater-like experience with... Read more...
T-Mobile will expand its myTouch family with the new myTouch and myTouch Q on August 8. Both of these smartphones are manufactured by Huawei. The phones feature a new version of the Genius Button which provides access to voice controls powered by Dragon from Nuance as well as an easy setup process and access to tutorials. Both phones feature a 4-inch WVGA touch display. The T-Mobile myTouch uses a virtual keyboard with Swype while the T-Mobile myTouch Q offers a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Both phones will run on Android 2.3 and feature a 1.4 GHz processor and 5-megapixel camera. Both devices are... Read more...
T-Mobile announced its latest budget-friendly smartphone in the form of the T-Mobile Prism. This Huawei-made device will cost just $20 after a rebate and with a two-year contract. Users who don't want to commit to the contract can purchase the phone for $150. The Prism runs on Android 2.3 and features a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen. T-Mobile hasn't released a lot of other specifications about the phone, but it's been reported the Prism has a 600MHz processor. Although a 600MHz processor is weak by today's high-end phone standards, we suspect the phone's budget-friendly price will persuade many cost-conscious... Read more...
It can be a crowded field in the handset market, with the likes of Apple, Samsung, and others duking it out for the hearts, minds, and money of mobile users, but Huawei is looking to make a statement. The company announced the Ascend D Quad line of smartphones, which are quad-core phones designed to compete at the high end of the market. As is the case with most products being announced in Barcelona this week, detailed specs aren’t yet available, but PCWorld reports that the line will (for now) be comprised of the Ascend D Quad and Ascend D Quad XL. The phones will run on Huawei’s own... Read more...
Is 2012 the actual year of the tablet? Looks that way. Even Huawei, a company that's still trying to make a real name for themselves in the U.S., is getting in on the subsidized action. This week, the company announced that the MediaPad tablet will soon be arriving on AT&T airwaves. Beginning February 3, the MediaPad will be available to AT&T's enterprise users at varying price points depending on the business account. It features a 7" IPS touchpanel, Android 3.2, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 5MP rear-facing and 1.3MP front-facing camera with 4X zoom and AF, as well as 1080p HD video... Read more...
Huawei didn't used to be a name you saw creep up in the consumer universe, but now, it's one name that's growing impossible to miss. After launching a new of slates and smartphones in recent months, the company's making yet another splash with a striking handset: the Honor. It's a phone based on Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread), featuring a 4" FWVGA capacitive touch screen, 1.4GHz processor, 8MP HDR-enabled camera, 2MP front-facing camera and a body that measures only 10.9mm and weighs 140g. It's powered by a 1,900mAh battery and it ships with an xclusive Huawei user interface which is easier to customize... Read more...
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