T-Mobile added this week a new mid-range phone to its portfolio – the Huawei Summit, an Android looking device which is in fact not a smartphone. Despite of the ‘Android buttons’ being present on the device, the Huawei Summit runs proprietary operating system that gives users an Android feel and won’t require purchasing data plan. The new Huawei Summit is available at T-Mobile store for just $49.99 after $50 mail-in rebate on two-year contract.
Introducing Huawei Summit for T-Mobile
The Huawei Summit for T-Mobile is a quite unique device keeping balance between a regular phone and smartphone. It comes with Android look, fully customizable home screen on a 3.5-inch HVGA touch display. You can drag and drop any of available applications, photos or folders onto home screen for quick access.
The phone comes comes loaded with features you would expect from any smartphone, such as the 3G high speed data within T-Mobile network, Wi-Fi connectivity with support for Wi-Fi calling when you don’t have cellular reception. Other smartphone features include email, SWYPE technology for easy and fast texting, up to 32 GB expandable memory and GPS navigation with real-time location on maps and driving directions.
Other features of the Huawei Summit worth to mention include: 3.2-megapixel camera with video recording, stereo Bluetooth, media player, 3.5mmm headphone jack and voice dialing.
Despite of its Android capabilities, the Huawei Summit is not a smartphone and comes with software without essential Google apps, such as Gmail, the Play Store, and the likes. On the other hand, since the Summit is a basic phone, T-Mobile won’t force you to purchase additional data plan with this device.