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Huawei unveils new Android smartphone

Huawei yesterday announced a new smartphone based on Android, in further evidence of the Chinese vendor’s ambition to increase its presence in the high-end device market.

Speaking to Ridgeway, Huawei Device’s chief marketing officer Victor Xu said the company plans to ship “more than 10 million” smartphones in 2011, up from 3 million shipments last year.

The Ideos X3 is its first smartphone based on version 2.3 of the Android OS, also known as Gingerbread, and has a 3.2-inch screen. Huawei boasts the new handset’s thickness of 11.2 mm makes it “the thinnest handset on the market today”. Comparable handsets from Motorola (12.4 mm), HTC (12 mm) and Sony Ericsson (15 mm) are chunkier than the new model, claims Huawei. 

The vendor has also added its own over-the-air and online upgrade solution, as well as a data back-up service, to imprint some of its own identity on the Android template.

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