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Huawei bounces back with the new Ideos Y100

Huawei has unveiled a new Ideos, the Y100. The Ideos Y100 will be retailing at Kshs 8,449/-, and is understood to be Huawei’s answer to other new entry level smartphones.

Orange had unveiled the Huawei Gaga, you check it out here 

The Ideos u8150 replacement boasts of the following features:

  • Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread
  • A 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A CPU
  • 2.8 inch TFT Capacitive touchscreen, 320 x 240 display, 10.9mm slim
  • 3.2 MP camera (with video record/replay)
  • 3G data speeds, with 7.2 Mbps
  • Wi-fi enabled + hotspot
  • 512MB ROM internal storage, with 256MB RAM
  • Micro USB, 3.5mm earphone jack
  • 1050mAh battery
  • Power saving mode with All back-up and fast boot

The Ideos Y100 will have special Safaricom UI customization, and is upgradeable to Android ICS.

Other special Safaricom requirements include a power saving mode, and a 2GB external memory. The Ideos Y100 has a fast boot, and takes only about 5 seconds to power on.

So finally a budget Android smartphone, with version 2.3.  What is your take?

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  1. June 22, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Great stuff. The upgradeable to ICS is what sells it.

    • mehboobah
      June 24, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Yes it does, though even with the 2.3 its an attractive device I must say

  2. Chiff eddy karanja
    July 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Is the huawei y100 network locked to safaricom and if yes how much does it cost to unlock it?

    • mehboobah
      July 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      Hi, no its not network locked to Safaricom.

  3. Kenkamas
    August 28, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Its a device u cant resist

  1. November 5, 2012 at 11:11 am

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