City technology centre develops Huawei's phone for the world

U5510 was developed by the Huawei India’s R&D centre in Bangalore to meet the Indian consumers’ needs. This phone, made in China, will also be exported to several countries in the world, beginning with Brazil.

Priced at Rs 4,799 the dual SIM Huawei U5510 is targeted at an audience aged 20 – mid thirties. The phone comes with a bundle of features to connect with the larger world. It supports HSDPA/HSUPA technology, is loaded with SNS, Multi IM, Email & SYNC features and has a Wi-Fi router that can connect 5 devices.

Another first from Huawei Devices’ Bangalore R&D centre was the development of Message+ service that is an instant messaging service just for Huawei smartphone owners. Users will be able to send and receive messages instantly and see when their contacts are typing, said Huawei Telecommunications Director (Sales) P Sanjeev.

Huawei also showcased its Cloud+ service that offers 16GB of data storage on the cloud to store and share texts, pictures, videos and voice notes. At the Bangalore event, the company also unveiled three other devices: a tablet named MediaPad, and two mobile phones. MediaPad is the world’s first 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet priced at Rs 28,359. It runs on Qualcomm’s dual-core 1.2GHz processor, has richer web browsing and faster processing of HD movies. Huawei claimed that MediaPad has screen resolution of 217 PPI highest in the industry. 

Its newly launched cloudphones, Huawei Sonic and Huawei IDEOS X3, are both powered by the latest Android 2.3 v Gingerbread and offer a 20GB storage (4GB bundled micro SD card and 16GB cloud net drive). Priced at Rs 9,210 Sonic offers a bigger and brighter 3.5” HVGA display and IDEOS X3, with similar features costs Rs 10,229, the company said.

Huawei’s R&D centre in Bangalore employes 2,000 engineers who work on cutting edge technologies used by the company for its global development . Huawei Devices Marketing Director Anand Narang said, “With the launch of the new technology in India, we look forward to cater to a larger audience base now and further strengthen our presence.”

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