T-Mobile Looking To Sell Huawei’s IDEOS Phone?

According to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal, Magenta is currently trying to strike a deal with the Chinese based company Huawei for their new IDEOS phone. The source claims that a deal could be inked within 4-6 weeks and could hit shelves as soon as the holiday season. The IDEOS phone is an affordable Android powered handset, running Google’s latest OS 2.2 featuring a 2.8-inch capacitive touch screen, camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth connectivity. As far as pricing goes, expect the handset to run around $50 with a 2-year agreement. Check out the promo video below and for a closer look at the handset, check out Engadget’s hands-on review here.

PhoneScoop Via WSJ

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  • YoursTruly

    Dude, even with crappy phones like the tap, if tmo had a reasonable prepaid data plan (like the ones virgin has) these phones would fly off the shelves reguardless… Because tmobike has wayy better coverage than vm. Besides, i doubt antmy if virgins phones are much better than the tap… I like my sidekick plan, but am i goog to be stuck with the same phone for the next 5 years?

    • Vaidyn


      • D

        That is exactly what I was thinking.

    • Mohammad

      Why is my favorite news site taking the weekend off?

  • Galen20K


    • kershon

      I agree. But they will sell to the targeted middle of the road subscribers. For the people like us zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  • somebody

    i would rather poop on my hand and use the as a phone than buy this thing.

    • tcky

      What a selfish MF.

    • http://youtube.com sombody’s enimy

      sounds like the crap is coming out of your mouth!

  • Fred Coulter

    I wouldn’t want this phone — I’m happy with my Vibrant — but what about the rest of the family? They’re not power users. I could easily see getting my wife and my younger daughter it. Shared google calendars is a wonderfull thing.

    I doubt I’ll be able to pry my older daughter’s Memoir away — she love the 8M camera.

  • MakrV10

    I know, I know, its the weekend, its slow news, its a holiday, david needs some time off like everyone else. But I want some new news waah waah waah.

    On the other hand its only two days until vibrant bogo day

    • Midori

      I was going to say the news was getting pretty slow also,but you make a good point, David needs time off just like everyone else.(Unless its groundbreaking news then I want to know ASAP LOL)

      • David

        Don’t worry, just taking a day or two to relax, had some stuff to do this weekend and was gone most of the day yesterday but don’t worry, the news is sitting in my inbox and I’ll be posting some stuff today and tomorrow. Nothing major, sorry, no official anything for the G2! Gotta have some time off as well!

  • tcky

    A slide out keyboard would make me buy this phone ; )

  • Mnac

    Huawei IDEO T

  • http://fresh-android.com Fresh android

    really poop on my hand and use it

  • Yoda

    This phone is made by the chinese military….bad idea.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    I think Cookies are in order. :)

  • weirdguyontv

    LOL the chinese military……

  • weirdguyontv

    “Buy our phone you and we spy on you” ASO!

  • pimpstrong

    that screen is puny but it looks/seems decent. One thing I DO miss on my Vibrant is some real buttons like HANG THE F!@# UP, and a notification light… These couple things may have me jump ship early next year.

  • omog

    what a piece of c#@p. The tap was a HORRIBLE phone, the return rate and warrety claims were through the roof! one more PofS phone for us to sell. Where are the good phones??

  • joiseyeric

    Another low end phone, just going to embarrass T-Mobile even further. Seems like their grasping at straws…regardless of the price of the phone, people balk at paying $30 a month for the internet plan. If you want a phone of this caliber, people can go to Cricket and get a low end Kyocera Android for $55 a month, totally unlimited! WTF would they choose a low end phone from T-Mobile for $25 – $45 a month more? TMO needs to get a grip!

  • Hmansour

    oh Lord, T-mobile decided to go with a Huawei phone ? I mean i know it will run on Android, cool but Huawei makes like the worst phones. I work for Metro PCS, cellphone company and i think they are the only carriers at the moment that carry Huawei handsets and oh my god, AWEFUL . I exchange and have trouble with those phones more than i take bill payments the whole month. I am a loyal tmobile subscriber, 5 yrs now, and i will def not recommend a Huawei.