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The FCC isn’t the only agency playing with devices we don’t even know exist, and its Chinese equivalent has recently had some hands-on time with an unknown Huawei smartphone, codename P6-U06. Luckily, there are a few pics and specs to accompany the filing, which tell us it weighs 120g (4.2 ounces) and measures 132.6 x 65.5 x 6.18mm (5.2 x 2.6 x 0.2 inch), meaning it could be one of the super-slim P series handsets a Huawei exec hinted at CES. We didn’t see any evidence of these at MWC, but the same exec promised more was to come in 2013, possibly starting with this P6-U06.
Those dimensions house a 4.7-inch TFT screen at 720p resolution, quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, an 8-megapixel camera on the back and an unusually large 5-megapixel sensor in the shooter up front. Unsurprisingly, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is listed as the OS, while dual-SIM support and GSM / WCDMA radios suggest Asia as the target market (not to mention the Chinese certification). That’s all we’ve got on the P6-U06 for now, but in lieu of official press shots, the handset strikes a couple more candid poses after the break.
An internal email written by Huawei founder Ren Zheng-fei and obtained by Sina Tech (link via Google Translate) sheds light on the secretive Chinese firm’s future. In it, Ren downplays his company’s reputation for opacity, which has fueled charges that Huawei, the world’s second largest maker of telecom equipment, is involved in espionage for the Chinese government. Ren, who is 68 and rumored to be near retirement, also insisted that he will not hand over Huawei’s reins to a family member despite reports to the contrary.
Chinese handset maker Huawei plans to introduce a new smartphone in the middle of this year, packed with the "best hardware and design," and is preparing to open a slew of new stores in its home market.
Sprint Nextel and SoftBank have pledged not to use equipment from Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies after they merge. Congressman Mike Rogers, a Republican state representative from Michigan who leads the House Intelligence Committee, said today that the two companies told him they would not use gear manufactured by Huawei in their networks.
Sprint Nextel and Softbank have pledged to keep Huawei Technologies products out of the Sprint network and try to replace Huawei gear that is already in Clearwire's network, according to a U.S. lawmaker.
In an effort to speed up an already contested $ 20.1 billion merger, Softbank and Sprint have reportedly agreed not to use Huawei network equipment within the US carrier’s existing network. In fact, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers, recently told The New York Times that the two outfits have pledged to remove Huawei hardware from Clearwire’s network, too. These promises are likely a reaction to Congress’ security concerns, which saw Huawei exiled from America’s first responder network back in October. While Rogers is happy with Softbank and Sprint’s new game plan, this deal is far from done. The two firms still need to make it past the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US, which reviews national security risks connected to business transactions. Until then, Dan Hesse may wanna hold off on any extra curricular activities.
Via: The Register
Source: The New York Times
We all know that many companies, like LG, Sony, and HTC, are gunning for the 3rd place position in the smartphone world. But would you ever guess that Huawei wanted to gun for that highly coveted position as well? Well not only that, but Huawei hopes to beat out Apple and Samsung for the #1
While we doubt Huawei or LG were singing “I’m late, I’m late for a very important date…” at MWC this year, in hindsight they likely would have enjoyed sharing what arguably became the biggest deal of this show. Unfortunately the two handsets we caught up with at Telefonica’s booth were behind glass and no amount of reason was going to see them sprung. Obviously the Huawei offering isn’t close to ready as it is running on an Android set, though, the LG while powered off certainly looked like a complete housing featuring the requisite home button. So it would seem Firefox OS has become a waiting game as we sit and tally what other manufacturers feel it’s safe to jump on board. Short gallery of the two devices under glass are just below.
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Huawei Technologies has expanded its device portfolio with the LTE-equipped Ascend P2 as the company hopes to climb upwards in the smartphone market.
Windows Phone 8 is Nokia’s big play for the future, but as a result of focusing on those devices and their higher-end target market, the company is giving up ground to firms like Huawei and ZTE with lower end devices. But the Finnish company may be looking to get its budget-friendly groove back with the introduction of new, basic handsets not based on Microsoft’s mobile OS, to be unveiled at MWC next week according to Reuters.
Canalys just published its final mobile phone shipment estimates, which show that although Samsung is still on top of the global smart phone market, three Chinese manufacturers-Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo-all climbed into the top five for the first time, thanks to domestic success as well as sales in overseas markets.
Microsoft has announced a partnership with Huawei, a Chinese manufacturer known for its lower-end smartphones, to produce a budget-friendly Windows Phone handset for Africa called 4Afrika. The smartphone will only cost $ 150, and will be launched in seven countries, with more to follow. The handset will be first introduced in Cairo, Nairobi, Lagos, Abidjan, Ivory
Huawei’s just unveiled the Ascend G 615 (not to be confused with the G 520) in Germany, and it’s packing a 4.5-inch 720p IPS display and 1.4GHz quad-core processor for 299 euros. In addition to the silicon, 8GB of built-in storage, 1GB of RAM and a microSD slot hide behind the 330 ppi display. As for optics, the phone carries a 1.3-megapixel front-facing cam and an 8-megapixel shooter accompanied by a dual-LED flash, and records 1080p footage. In terms of connectivity, the device features support for WiFi, Bluetooth and pulling down 21Mbps over HSDPA. Next month, the G 615 will be served up in Germany with Ice Cream Sandwich onboard, but Huawei says the hardware will be updated to Jelly Bean at some point in March. There’s no word on a US release, but it’s expected to hit the road for a few international markets in short order. If Huawei’s latest offering strikes your fancy and you call Deutschland home, hit the source links for more details.
Via: Android Community
hypnosec writes “The Indian Government has decided it won’t be using telecom equipment from international vendors, and has barred all such foreign companies from participating in the US$ 3.8 billion National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) project — a project aimed at bringing high-speed Internet connectivity to the rural areas of India. The DoT has decided that it will be going ahead with a 100 per cent domestic sourcing and has released a list of certified GPON suppliers. This decision comes after the research wing of the ministry C-DoT advised the telecom department to bar Chinese companies like ZTE and Huawei keeping in line with a similar decision by the U.S.. In an internal memo, the research body advised the department that both these Chinese companies are a security threat to the telecom world”
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Huawei‘s 2012 financial results are out, and the Chinese company with big phone ambitions saw profits rise 33-percent compared to the previous year. Global sales in 2012 reached 220.2 billion Chinese yuan ($ 35bn), with 15.4bn yuan ($ 2.48bn) of that being profit, with Huawei saying it is betting on users, carriers, and content companies all wanting
Huawei has announced some pretty respectable numbers for the year just passed, with the company taking $ 35.4 billion (CNY 220.2 billion) in revenue and turning that into a $ 2.48 billion (CNY 15.4 billion) profit — both figures show an improvement over their 2011 counterparts. CFO Cathy Meng, daughter of Huawei’s founder, said that despite the money coming in, “smartphone penetration is still way too low and there is a lot of room for growth.” Meng also brought up the ongoing trust issues with the US, which she doesn’t expect to hamper growth. Huawei is certainly maturing its international business regardless — 66 percent of overall revenue came from other regions. All we know is that Huawei’s becoming increasingly visible at international trade shows like CES, and it will undoubtedly have more to share at the upcoming MWC, where we can only hope to hear more about that mouth-watering eight-core chip.
Huawei CFO Announces 2012 Financial Results
Achieves Effective Growth, Says ICT Sector Opportunity Is Growing
[Beijing, China, January 21, 2013]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today released its 2012 financial performance results.
Cathy Meng, Huawei Chief Financial Officer, said the company achieved effective growth in 2012 by focusing on customers, streamlining management and improving efficiency. Ms. Meng is positive about the industry’s future growth prospects.
Huawei expects its 2012 global sales revenues to reach CNY 220.2 billion, an 8% year-on-year increase, with a net profit of CNY 15.4 billion, a 33% increase from the previous year. The earnings disclosure today is part of Huawei’s ongoing commitment as a private employee-owned company to be more open and transparent with stakeholders. The 2012 results audited by KPMG will be outlined in the company’s annual report, which will be released in April.
Ms. Meng explained that Huawei’s success in 2012 can be attributed to maximizing value for the customer.
“We insist on strictly controlling G&A expenses and allocate more resources to bolster the front line and ensure continuous improvements on customer delivery and service quality,” said Ms. Meng. “In addition, Huawei continued its ongoing management transformation, raising combined operating efficiency with an integrated financial services program.”
Continuous innovation focusing on customer needs is also an important driving force for Huawei’s growth. The company has cumulatively invested CNY 120 billion in R&D over the past 10 years, including a CNY 29.9 billion investment in 2012, accounting for more than 13% of the year’s revenue.
Huawei has strategically focused on developing sophisticated communications network infrastructure, or “pipe.” Huawei has invested in and developed its Carrier Network, Enterprise and Consumer businesses in order to provide faster, broader and smarter information services to its customers, while addressing the challenges and opportunities in the era of big data. About 70% of Huawei’s revenue was generated from serving leading telecommunications operators, including 45 of the world’s top 50.
One of the key factors for Huawei’s success is that the individual interests of Huawei employees are combined with the company’s sustainable growth – meaning everyone works hard to ensure Huawei’s long-term development. Huawei’s management team highly values integrity and self-discipline. The personal income of each member of the management team, from board members to middle-level managers, is limited to their salary, incentive bonus and stock dividends provided by the company, with policies to ensure that no one in the company abuses their power for self-serving purposes.
Huawei’s three business groups continued their steady growth and achieved performance in line with expectations. Huawei’s Carrier Network business group, a traditionally strong business group, continued to be a leader in the industry, with sales revenues of CNY 160.3 billion. Huawei’s Consumer business group recorded robust sales revenue of CNY 48.4 billion, with sales continuing to grow in developed markets including Europe and Japan. Huawei’s Enterprise business group further developed its portfolio and won contracts, generating sales revenue of CNY 11.5 billion.
66% of Huawei’s overall revenue came from outside China. Among the overseas revenue, the Asia-Pacific region saw revenue of CNY 37.4 billion, while Europe, Middle East and Africa recorded CNY 77.4 billion and the Americas contributed CNY 31.8 billion. The domestic market China recorded CNY 73.6 billion.
The convergence of mobile internet, smartphones, the digital and physical world is likely to generate hundreds of times more data in the coming years, which presents tremendous challenges as well as unprecedented opportunities for development of the ICT industry. Huawei believes that pipes with large bandwidth that can transmit and process massive data flow are the key to addressing these challenges and also Huawei’s key growth driver in the future.
Ms. Meng concluded with a projection that Huawei expects its overall revenue to grow 10-12% in 2013.
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We knew that Huawei’s 4-inch Ascend W1 will be hitting the UK at some point this quarter, but the company is once again launching a new device in its home country first. Currently available in black at the official online store, this dual-core, WCDMA 900/2100-flavored W1 is priced at ¥1,599 or about $ 260, making it the cheapest Windows Phone 8 device you can get in China — probably something that will help address Huawei’s smartphone penetration problem. Better yet, placing an order now will knock ¥100 (about $ 16) off the order but only while stocks last, so interested buyers better start calling their pals in China soon, especially before they shut down for Chinese New Year early next month!
The title of cheapest WP8 device in China was previously held by Nokia’s ¥1,999 (about $ 320) Lumia 620, though in the US it is available for just $ 249. Given the bigger screen and battery, the W1 might be a better buy, but we shall reserve our final judgement until we get to play with it properly. Meanwhile, somewhere in Redmond, Steve Ballmer is closely observing with a massive grin.
Huawei put its best foot forward (twice) last week at CES, but it seems that the company has yet another smartphone up its sleeve: a 4.5-inch Android device known as the G520. According to Gizchina, the phone is said to wield a quad-core 1.2GHz Mediatek MT6589, but its key selling point will be the price — it’s said to be in the neighborhood of ￥1,399 ($ 225). The specific resolution of the G520 is currently known, and the same is true for the version of Android it’ll ship with. That said, Ice Cream Sandwich seems most plausible, as the smartphone includes just 512MB of RAM. The Huawei G520 also includes a 5-megapixel rear camera and is said to go up for sale on January 21st within China. Hopefully by then, we’ll know a bit more about this one.
Via: Unwired View
This week the folks at Huawei have revealed – or teased, really – a new phone that’ll be coming out to the public at Mobile World Congress 2013. This event is next month while the tip here comes from CES and an interview with Engadget where the CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group Richard Yu
Huawei Outs “Entry-Level” Windows Phone 8: Ascend W1 Packs 4-Inch Screen, Dual-Core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon S4 Chip, Lowly Price-Tag?
Huawei isn’t just unboxing whopping Android phones at CES, oh no. The Chinese mobile maker is flirting with Microsoft by sticking its toe in the Windows Phone 8 waters. The Ascend W1 appears to be a distinctly mid-range smartphone that will be jazzed up with an affordable price-tag. It will be available in China and Russia initially — from January 2013 — with the US and other markets to follow.
Huawei‘s impressive new smartphone hasn’t been a very well kept secret, but today in Vegas for CES 2013 they’ve officially unveiled their new Ascend Mate 6.1-inch smartphone to rival the Galaxy Note II. We’re pretty sure they won the battle for largest smartphone. We were lucky enough to snag a few quick pictures with the
Neither LG’s nor AT&T’s pre-CES conferences had much to show off in the way of smartphone hardware, but Huawei has just changed all that here at its press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The Chinese company finally put weeks of speculation (not to mention a slew of leaks) to rest with the official announcement of the Huawei Ascend Mate and Ascend D2 — a pair of Android phones with plus-sized displays.
We’ve grown accustomed to the Huawei Ascend P1 ourselves, but most Americans haven’t had that same luxury without going through an importer. Huawei wants to be more accommodating, if somewhat belatedly: it’s now selling its mid-tier phone directly to the US through Amazon. Shelling out $ 450 gets the same 4.3-inch screen, dual-core 1.5GHz processor and lightly customized Android 4.0 as elsewhere, but in an unlocked form with a proper US warranty. The only real disappointment is that it’s not the LTE variant, although we’ll bite when there’s HSPA+ 3G for American GSM carriers like AT&T, Straight Talk and T-Mobile. If you’re willing to make the sacrifice for carrier independence, the Ascend P1 awaits at the source link.
Chinese telecommunications manufacturing giant Huawei is once again in hot water over allegedly playing loose with trade sanctions. One of Huawei Technologies key Iranian partners reportedly offered to sell embargoed HP computer equipment to Iran’s largest mobile-phone operator in late 2010, according to documents unearthed by Reuters.
Last weekend, we posted a few photos of Huawei‘s upcoming Ascend Mate phablet-style smartphone. The images definitely gave us some perspective on just how gigantic this thing really is, and today we’ve been treated with a couple more images that reveal the overall style and shape of the new device. The new images show off
Huawei has already confirmed that we’re going to see its extra-large Ascend D2 at CES, but that doesn’t mean a sneak peek is unwelcome. ITHome is more than willing to sate our curiosity with a set of photos that purportedly show a fully functional version of the 5-inch smartphone. In a sense, we know what to expect from the software: the D2 appears to be using the same customized Android layer as the even larger Ascend Mate, just without that fifth column of icons. The shots do, however, suggest that Huawei is going for a design as premium-looking on the outside as it is high-powered on the inside. Not much else is known, but we’ll likely understand Huawei’s fuller ambitions in Las Vegas next month.
Via: Android Central
Source: ITHome (translated)
An anonymous reader writes “Germany has pretty much become the new Eastern District of Texas, the world’s most popular patent battleground. After Apple, Samsung and Motorola, the Chinese are now going to Germany as well to sort out their domestic patent squabbles. Huawei and ZTE, arguably the People’s Republic’s leading wireless tech companies, started suing each other in April last year. On Friday the Mannheim Regional Court held a Huawei vs. ZTE hearing, reports a local patent watcher. Huawei says ZTE infringes a 4G/LTE handover patent and wants its rival’s base stations and USB modem sticks banned in Germany. More clashes between the two are coming up in the same court and in other places in Europe, including France.”
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For those Nokia employees on the wrong end of the company’s austerity drive, it seems like another aspiring smartphone power has its eyes on their underutilized talent. Huawei has announced that it’ll invest €70 million ($ 93 million) in a new R&D facility in Helsinki, fifteen miles down the road from Espoo. The new outfit is tasked with developing software tweaks for its Android smartphones and tablets, as well as the company’s forthcoming Windows Phone 8 hardware. 30 employees will join the company at the start of the process, with 70 more expected join over the next few years as it tries to double its European workforce to 14,000. We’re secretly hoping that the folks from Jolla go and visit their new neighbors in short order — after all, Huawei is still on the hunt for its own OS.
2012 was the year Huawei stepped out of the OEM shadows and make a “name” for itself. That hasn’t been the smoothest process, but political wrangling aside, what about the phones themselves? Huawei’s Ascend P1 has a slender body (and a chubby camera module), marred by a flimsy plastic shell and 4GB of on-board storage. However, it more than made up for its failings in the performance stakes, but what did you think about it? Did you buy one, and if so, what would you change?
Huawei left us wondering whether the Ascend G 330 would venture beyond mainland Europe with its tempting blend of solid specs and a low price. The smartphone is spreading its wings — if only just, with a launch on TalkTalk in the UK. When it ships to the carrier in December, the 4-inch, 1GHz dual-core smartphone will be tuned for British audiences with preloaded BBC iPlayer and news apps as well as EA’s Sims Freeplay for some casual gaming. Most of the appeal may come from a cheap-as-chips price, as the G 330 will be free on contract for as little as £10 ($ 16) per month. If you can bear going without an all-out flagship like the Ascend D1 Quad XL, it’s a tempting lure.
If it were ever time for another Android tablet with a thin frame and a 10.1-inch display, it’s now, and it’s Huawei who’s bringing this device into the world. Huawei makes a valiant effort at creating a tablet with the MediaPad 10 FHD, and it does indeed bring on an impressive package, especially for media
China’s Huawei has found itself followed by a cloud of suspicion from governments and national security agencies, both in America, and futher afield. A recent announcement from Clearwire stating it will use the firms hardware in a network upgrade, however, could see some sunshine of confidence finally poking through. Reuters reports that the service provider consulted several technical departments from various federal agencies before making the decision. Clearwire already uses some Huawei equipment in its infrastructure, and it’s in these areas that the hardware will be used for upgrades. The firm went on to assure that, overall, less than 5 percent of its LTE budget involves Huawei gear, and irregardless of origin, all vendors are subject to approval from US government approved third parties.
In February of this year, Huawei took to the stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to highlight its most ambitious smartphone strategy to date. Its plan: to establish a new classification system by dividing the bulk of its handsets into four core groups starting with the high-end D-series at the top and working its way down to the bargain bin Y-series.
Hogging Accepting the bulk of the spotlight, however, was the Ascend D Quad XL, a “superphone” containing a homegrown quad-core CPU. For a manufacturer that hadn’t even put a dual-core phone on the market (the Ascend P1 wasn’t on sale yet), a launch in the second quarter of this year felt incredibly aggressive. This was Huawei’s first real chance to make a legitimate name for itself outside of Asia; pushing out an impressive device in a timely fashion was imperative.
Fast-forward eight months, and we’ve witnessed the 2012 equivalent of the Motorola Droid Bionic: the unfortunate device has been the subject of uncertainty and countless delays. Fear not, it’s finally been released. However, it faces an incredibly competitive market coming into the holiday season, with quad-core heavyweights like the Samsung Galaxy Note II, LG Optimus G and HTC One X+ ready to duke it out. We had this question when it was originally announced, and it’s become even more relevant now: can the Huawei D Quad XL (and its freshly made SoC) hold up respectably amongst its new peers? Delay no further and join us after the break to get the full scoop.
Gallery: Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL review
Gallery: Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL review
A recent leaked T-Mobile roadmap showed a Huawei Summit handset that we suspected was “possibly Android-flavored,” and now that the device has arrived in the carrier’s shop, we’re still not certain. It’s a basic phone, to be sure, with a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 display, 3.2-megapixel rear camera, GPS, Swype keyboard, WiFi, Bluetooth and HSPA+ network support. What’s not clear is the OS, which T-Mob cryptically lists as “proprietary,” but appears to at least have Android underpinnings, judging by the phone’s manual (and the fact that it’s rocking Swype). Hopefully, that won’t incur the wrath of Mountain View, but if you need a basic $ 50 phone and don’t care about Android-this or Open Handset Alliance-that, check the source.
Cricket Wireless has added a new option to its lineup for users who need a 4G supporting USB modem for their laptop or desktop computer. The product is called the Huawei Boltz Modem. The modem is the first 4G device to land on the cricket wireless network. The modem has a sleek and lightweight design
This week we’re having a peek at not one, but two Huawei Android devices with quad-core processors that are set to blast away the competition – or so it would seem. This is the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD quad-core tablet with a 10.1-inch display that’s high definition to the max – 1920 x 1200 pixels
Security researcher Felix Lindner has a more compelling reason to steer clear of routers from Huawei Technologies than fears about its ownership.
The threat may be theoretical—but compromised telecom equipment could quickly cripple a nation’s civilian and military infrastructure.
A Congressional report yesterday warned that Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE pose a “threat to U.S. national security interests” and could sell companies equipment rigged to give the Chinese government control over American communications networks.
Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE are under fire from US lawmakers, with the House Intelligence Committee branding the two companies as potential espionage weakspots for the Chinese government. “China has the means, opportunity, and motive to use telecommunications companies for malicious purposes” the bipartisan-authored report warns, recommending that companies in the US should avoid using either Huawei