CES 2011 has so far been kind to the Android community, offering up plenty of great new additions to the electronic world. The latest announcement via press release from Huawei, adds yet another new release, the IDEOS X5 Android smartphone, planned for multiple markets. The X5 is set for launch in Singapore, Hong Kong, and New Zealand beginning this month. The US market will see the device sometime in mid 2011.
The basic specs included in the press release have the X5 set to launch with Android 2.2 OS(Froyo), a 3.8 inch multi-touch screen, SWYPE input,voice recognition, ultra-slim width of 11.4mm, curved edges and brush metal coating, a 5 megapixel camera, 720p high-definition video recording and playback, FM radio, SRS professional audio effect, and Flash 10.1. Pricing for each of the planned markets has not been finalized just yet. You can check out the full Huawei CES 2011 press release below.
January 06, 2011 08:00 AM Eastern Time
Huawei Device Introduces IDEOS X5 at CES
New Ultra-Slim Smartphone with Android-Based Operating System, High-Speed Connectivity and High Definition Video
2011 International CES
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Huawei Device today unveiled the most recent addition to the IDEOSâ„¢ family of smart devices, the IDEOS X5. With excellent browsing, high definition video experiences and the power of the Androidâ„¢ 2.2 operating system, this ultra slim touch screen phone features excellent Internet browsing capabilities as well as high speed connectivity. From hardware and software to product design, each detail of the IDEOS X5 is specifically chosen to bring consumers a smart mobile experience that is easy to enjoy.
Speaking at a press event at the International Consumer Electronics Show, Victor Xu, Chief Marketing Officer of Huawei Device, said, “We are excited to launch the next generation IDEOS: the X5 smartphone. This smartphone is a new alternative to traditional brands and competes well in terms of design and functionality. IDEOS X5 offers the latest technology at a price that’s right.”
The IDEOS X5 provides business professionals with more efficient solutions including document processing capabilities supporting Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe PDF formats. The smartphone provides email functionality through Gmail and Exchange mailboxes, in addition to calendar support for schedule management. It also offers high speed connectivity through HSPA and WiFi 802.11n, enabling professionals to stay connected at all times and places.
The IDEOS X5 features:
* a 3.8 inch multiple touch screen with easy-to-use SWYPE input and voice recognition for additional convenience
* an ultra-slim width of 11.4mm, curved edges and brush metal coating to serve as an ideal everyday accessory
* a 5 mega pixel camera with 720p high definition video recording and playback
* a FM radio, SRS professional audio effect and Flash 10.1 to enhance the gaming experience
The IDEOS X5 will be available in Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand beginning January 2011. A U.S. carrier will be announced mid-2011 and pricing details will be confirmed at that time.
The IDEOS X5 is the next phone in the IDEOSâ„¢ range and is jam-packed with features designed to simplify your world. First launched in September 2010, IDEOS has sold more than one million handsets in over 70 countries. People in more than 130 countries are already using Huawei devices, which are often customized and rebranded by operators. This expansion of the IDEOS brand represents a new era in establishing Huawei Device as a stand-alone brand.
Huawei is a leading telecoms solutions provider serving 45 of the world’s top 50 telecom operators. Huawei’s products and solutions have been deployed in over 100 countries and support the communications needs of one third of the world’s population. The company is committed to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and growth potential for its customers.
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