Oct 14 AT 12:36 PM Nick Gray 34 Comments

Huawei Ideos gets rebranded as the T-Mobile Coment

T-Mobile customers will soon have another Android option to choose from. The Huawei Ideos will be launching on November 3rd as the T-Mobile Comet.  With a 2.8 inch QVGA display, 3 megapixel camera, and a 528 MHz processor, it’s no secret that the T-Mobile Comet is going to be targeted toward first-time smartphone users.  Probably the most appealing feature of the handset is the fact that Hauwei will be developing the T-Mobile Comet with stock Android 2.2 with the Android Market and the other Google apps.

Pricing for the T-Mobile Comet is still unknown, but we wouldn’t be surprised if T-Mobile gave it the same $50.00 price tag as the recently launched Motorola Charm.

Huawei Ideos (T-Mobile Comet) Specifications

  • Android 2.2
  • 2.8 inch QVGA TFT Capacitive display
  • Smart Sensor (G-sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor)
  • 3.2 Megapixel fixed focus camera
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Google Apps

Source: TmoNews

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website Natesvlogs

    This looks like some serious crap right here. It’s all touch screen and it’s only 2.8 inches? Who the hell is looking for those specs? Coming with froyo is a nice touch but, this is like putting froyo on a dog turd.

    • http://Website Greg

      People like us (see: nerds) aren’t the only demographic that gets considered. Phones like this, while insignificant to us, are important in the big picture.

  • krazytrixxxsta

    this isnt surprising at all. the majority of tmo android phones are basically low to mid range. they always seem to get the crap out of the litter. the g2, vibrant and the n1 are the only one worth purchasing from them. cant wait for my contract to be over so i can say goodbye to them.

  • http://Website R

    Now I personally wouldn’t buy it but I could see it being a good first time smart phone for kids/tweens.

    As a previous user of a LG Voyager, a 2.8inch screen is obviously nothing to brag about but it is usable to do simple things. Thought it was not my preferred method, I was able to type messages using the touch screen even with my not so small fingers. Was it as great as a 3.8inch, 4inch or 4.3 inch screen? No of course not but provided that it makes good use of the screen, the phone should work fine for checking simple emails, listening to music, and even texting.

    If it is priced similar to the Charm, I see it selling fairly well. Do I see it as a business phone? No, of course not but that’s not what they are aiming for it to be.

  • http://Website Anthony

    You gotta like playing with matches sniffing glue or smoking pot to jump on this one. The age of larger screens are here and these dopes go smaller. Tmobile what gives with this crap does it come with skinny fingers and magnifying glass out the box

  • http://Website Daryl johnson

    I am always amazed by people who think that their feelings represent the whole world. I was just showing a friend my vibrant and she commented I love the ideal, but I would never buy a phone that big its huge.this phone may not be right for me or your, but its just what my lady friend is looking for.

    • Uncemister

      Exactly, couldn’t agree more. I see this phone selling well because not everyone wants a screen that big.

    • http://Website Pop

      I thought ladies liked ‘em huge…

  • http://Website Jake

    Everyone that crys when a new low-mid range device is released sounds like they have a gun to their heads making them buy the thing.

    Dont like it? Fine. Dont buy it. Wow, that was so simple, wasn’t it?

    Let’s take it another step. Go buy the device that you like.

    Wow, I’m totally blowing my own mind right now.

    To the phone at hand. I definitely like that it’ll be stock Froyo. If it has a price to match (ie. low) then it should be a nice choice for first time buyers or just someone that needs something simple and cheap.

  • http://Website Derek

    Sucks! This garbage low end phone gets Froyo meanwhile Galaxy S phones are stuck on 2.1. What gives Samsung???!!!!!

  • http://Website anthony

    Okay don’t get panties in a bunch buy crap if you want new phone u say lets see how it sells. I like top dogs not porch pups

    • http://Website COMEATMEBRO

      Porch pups? Listen buddy, you can take your racist comments and leave. Biggots are not welcome here.

      P.S. Those “big dog” t-shirts are really lame. Stop wearing them. People are making fun of you for it.

  • http://androidclip.com androidclip

    Nice alternative to other cheap Android phones. Looks like ideal choice for kids.

    • http://Website anrhony

      Perhaps so but its so small kids might loose it or I might mistake it for my battery lol

  • http://Website Mr.G2

    I wouldn’t get this but this phone looks beautiful. For a low end phone is reasonable but it should be $25 dollars. I got my G2 for $100 through the phone.

  • http://Website Mark

    Crap is still crap even if it costs $50.

    • http://Website Anthony

      Mark that’s right crap being sold and people get pissed when u state the obvious must be employees

  • Nick Gray

    OK, we all know that this isn’t the phone any of us would buy. However, most parents will probably love this phone since it will give them a cheap “smartphone” alternative for their kids. I’m pretty sure there are thousands of kids out there asking “Mom, can I have the DROID?”

    It’s not the DROID, but with Android 2.2, and the Android Market, and thousands of apps to choose from, the T-Mobile Comets is a great CHEAP alternative.

  • http://www.goldfishview.com David Shellabarger

    How the crap does this phone get the “with Google” branding on it?!?

  • http://sweeterskins.net Lemon

    Kids, I’ve had one of these on my desk for about a month. Happy to answer any questions.

  • http://sweeterskins.net Lemon

    BTW, some genuine RETARD comments on this article. This is Android and Me, not YouTube.

    Can you find a $150 outright phone that has native exchange and wifi hotspotting? No? Well soon you can. I swear you kids have never heard of a demographic before…

  • http://Website Stephen

    Back in the day (pre-iphone/android) I knew women whose #1 requirement in a phone was color. After I made phone suggestions based on specs, if it didn’t come in pink they didn’t want it.

    My 11yr old just wants a touchscreen phone because she has a clamshell right now. These will make nice stocking stuffers for kids who can’t keep up w/ their belongings.

    Comet is misspelled in the title.

  • http://Website Anthony

    At the end of the day still crap.pig with lipstick is still a pig with lipstick anyway enjoy cheers

    • http://sweeterskins.net Lemon

      Hi Anthony

      Oh how you are a retard. Let me count the ways:

      The Huawei Ideos (which I’m assuming you’ve never even touched) is an excellent little phone for the price. It comes not only WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF ANDROID on it (a feat that all these big manufacturers haven’t managed to accomplish) but it’s also dropping in a ton of territories at at hella low price.

      It’ll be going on sale in Australia at almost half the price of the LG GW620, Stage or Cookie, cheaper than the Samsung Star or Corby, cheaper than the Nokia 3720, 6500 and C5, cheaper than the SE W395.

      Now add in HSDPA wifi hotspotting, native exchange mail and calendar, and all the extra Market shit – not to mention 2.2 JIT works GREAT on low end hardware (and this is the first time anyone has seen 2.2 on 240×320 phone)…

      You may think its a pig, but it’s wearing some fucking nice lipstick.

    • http://sweeterskins.net Lemon

      “I just got ahold of an IDEOS. First impression is fantastic… The pluses are overwhelming, for the price: Full, native android 2.2, with market, GPS, great wifi and a capacitive screen. Everything works, gmail, voice search, maps, the browser works fine. The on screen keyboard works amazingly well for the size, nothing like a crap resistive screen. It’s quite fast, really not noticeably slower than the Galaxy (with 2.1) For a discount phone this thing is incredible.”


  • http://Website anthony

    Lemon first of all the name calling and cursing is totally unnecessary. I haven’t held that new phone you describe. I have a nexus from day one. I can see why you would want this new phone it packs quite a punch but as you said for the price. The old saying holds true ya get what ya pay for. The phone has a small screen too small for my hands perhaps it fits yours fine if so great do you man. You go get ur Ideos and be adios but please hold off on personal comments and bad language. The bad language experts says corresponds to inability to communicate or being blunt lack of education or one may add cave man mentality. The phone in question is a children’s phone many have said so tone it down for the kids sake thanks in advance

    • http://Website Merkhant

      Somebody mentioned demographics before ….
      Some phones are made for fat-fingered, fat-walleted Americans.
      They don’t mind paying big bucks for big screens (or big cars, big homes etc. for that matter).

      But in USA there are also poor people, economy-minded people, or “smaller-is-better” people … and they are the majority even there, as well as in India or China.

      Anybody making an fully-featured Android phone for such a big market is smart, even if you yourself wouldn’t buy the phone. Comparing to Nexus One, I just wonder if Ideos will outsell it 10 times or a 100…

      I myself will buy the Ideos, although I could afford a Nexus One if I wanted. Why?
      1) I can buy this new cool dual-core Nvidia ION 2 graphics netbook for the price difference, and still have some left (buying off-contract).
      2) It has all the functions of an Android phone (won’t be making videos with it though ;-) ).
      3) It’ll be my first Android phone – if I don’t like Android, no big loss.
      4) It’s vanilla Android – I want to first experience Android in its pure state. Also, no strange additional limitations.
      5) I am a technology geek. Building a fully-featured Android phone at this price point? Amazing! Have to check it out.
      6) If I loose/break it/have it stolen from me, no big loss.

    • http://sweeterskins.net Lemon

      Exact quote from you “At the end of the day it’s still crap.”

      I’ll stop with the language when you stop talking out of your ass.

  • http://Website anthony

    Sorry lemon I thought I was speaking to someone with some sort of education. I was wrong. I imagine its your job to push this phone good luck with that bake sale. The word crap hardly classifies as a curse which you use so willingly. I am done here I can’t deal with people who show little control.I say perhaps ur mom should have taught you better or perhaps a slap in that filthy mouth of yours ya know a stitch in time saves nine. you then again might just be rude just because youre safely tucked away at home on a keypad any way the phone still sucks. So you get no commissions. I think you should leave the smartphone business to smarter people. I am gone now Bye Bye no need to respond but knowing youpr type of mentality (caveman ) you must there lies the rub.
    Lemon that says plenty

    • http://sweeterskins.net Lemon

      You’re not being rude, just ignorant. Apparently because I use bad language I’m a “caveman”. Lol man, well, fuck you. Seriously.

      Noted that you never refuted a single point I made – which means, again, you’re talking out of your ass.

      I have this phone on my desk. I’m not selling in the US – I’m not selling it to you (obviously the demographic isn’t “mindless moron incapable of weight up cost to benefit ratio”).

      But hey, keep slanging that “caveman” gag and good luck to you. You like top end phones and are willing to pay for em. Me too – I have an N1 although I got it for free. But for some people this phone is perfect. And clearly, NOT crap.

      Again, fuck you! Just in case you forgot I said it earlier. :)

      • http://sweeterskins.net Lemon


        (Gasp, the caveman knows English!!)

  • http://Website Spike

    I just play with this phone yesterday. My first thought was it looked like a mytouch. I turn it up and it load up pretty fast but the screen colors arent that great. One thing surprise me is the phone case and the weight. It is light and colors are bright. Other from that I dont see how it is different than a mytouch. I probably think it will price lower. I think this phone will target teens and not adults

  • hollis

    huawei if you are reading this i think you should make a comet 2 with no button in the middle and no send and end key so it would be a “3.2″ touch screen maybe even “3.5″ and in whit and navy blue

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