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Huawei introduces new smart devices in Singapore


Huawei recently had an event in Singapore to introduce their new wireless modem and smartphones including the IDEOS X3, X6 and Boulder. Read on for the coverage.

Alan Wong, chief marketing officer, Huawei Device (South Pacific), talked about the company's product portfolio which include the mobile phones, mobile broadband and connected home products.

"At the end of 2011, our revenue forcast is approximately US$6 billion. That translates to about 120 million devices (dongles, mobile Wi-Fi, smartphones, gateways etc) shipped globally. Last year, I said that the company wants to get into the handset space, especially smartphones. According to analysts like IDC and GFK, smartphones are taking over feature phones and today, we still see that happening. Therefore, smartphones in the handset area will continue to be very important for us."

Tang Siew Wai, marketing director, Huawei Device (South Pacific), introduced the new products and their features and talked about launching more Android devices and smart devices in the region. According to Tang, the company is working with local telco operator on Long Term Evolution (LTE) trials and while the trial is ongoing, it is unlikely we would see any 4G handsets this year. The marketing director also said that the company is focusing more on smartphones with stylish designs, social networking capabilities etc, than on high performance ones such as those running dual-core processors that are already available on the market. However, Tang kept us in suspense, saying that Huawei will have more exciting products in the next half of this year.

Here are some pictures of the various models (of the smartphones, I meant):-

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