Huawei's Android phone launches as T-Mobile Pulse

T-Mobile today announced the launch of their third Android handset, dubbed the "T-Mobile Pulse".

The new device comes courtesy of Huawei, who displayed a device back at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, and previous rumours had already confirmed the link-up.

The T-Mobile Pulse is an HSDPA device, packing in Wi-Fi and GPS on the connectivity front.

Around the back is a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera, but no flash, with T-Mobile claiming that to achieve the slim 160 x 62.5 x 13.5mm dimensions, some features had to be omitted.

The device comes with a 2GB microSD card under a flap on the side. There is also a Micro-USB and 2.5mm headphone jack residing under a flap on the top.

To counter the criticisms of not supplying the standard 3.5mm jack, there is an adapter, should you wish to ditch the 2.5mm headset bundled in the box, with T-Mobile commenting that the 2.5mm jack was needed to achieve the slim dimensions.

The handset is exclusive to T-Mobile, who vigorously confirmed that you wouldn't see the same hardware re-badged elsewhere, but we suspect you'll see OEM Huawei devices on other networks with similar specs.

The Pulse is fronted by a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display and is powered by Qualcomm’s MSM7200A chipset.

In terms of customisation, T-Mobile and Huawei have added the "Canvas" homescreen, which is a collection of customisable homepages. Coming with six by default, each can have widgets and shortcuts added to it, but once a page is full you can continue to add more pages – with one exec commenting that he had reached 40 pages.

Available from October, the T-Mobile Pulse will cost £179.99 on pay as you go, with contract rates still to be decided. It will be available across T-Mobile territories.