T-Mobile USA has announced the T-Mobile Comet, a branded version of the Huawei Ideos we saw revealed at IFA Berlin back in September. While the specs of this handset aren't astounding, the pricing is. From the very beginning, Huawei touted this phone as affordable, and this latest announcement by T-Mobile definitely backs that claim up.
The phone will be available only in the color black, launch November 3rd (tomorrow at the time of writing) and is also available for less than $200 as a prepaid phone through T-Mobile.
In addition, according to Engadget, T-Mobile will offer the Comet for "a ridiculously low $9.99 on contract after $50 rebate", which makes this phone a very attractive choice for consumers looking to make the jump into the smartphone segment.
Some of the T-Mobile Comet's specs are below:
- 528MHz processor
- 2.8" touchscreen
- 3.2MP camera
- Wi-Fi b/g/n and mobile hotspot function
- Android 2.2
- 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM
MobileCrunch reminds users that this device isn't designed to amaze people with the internal specs, but it's price. "Sure, it’s not the beefiest handset on the block — but what would you expect for a single Hamilton?"
I went to the T-Mobile site myself in order to check this out for myself, but I wasn't able to find the Comet listed for the $10 price reported so far.
Source: T-Mobile USA