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One of the companies I mentioned, Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei, had just released the Ideos X3, which had a consumer-friendly unsubsidized price of $199, falling in line with the company's tradition of releasing cheaper mass market handsets and modems.
Impulse 4G, as the name suggests, uses AT&T's current "4G" HSPA+ network. The features of this device are modest, but the features aren't necessarily the main point of this device anyway. The Impulse 4G is launching at a price far below the launch price of all of those devices.
And with a two-year cycle of obsolescence, phones like the Impulse 4G will be free much sooner, and as more companies release more mass market Android phones, AT&T's portfolio of free smartphones will increase rapidly.
"Smartphone owners under the age of 30, non-white smartphone users, and smartphone owners with relatively low income and education levels are particularly likely to say that they mostly go online using their phones," the study says. has a new handset targeted at first-time smartphone buyers. AT&T introduced Huawei’s Impulse 4G on Wednesday, with a Sept. 18 launch date. The Impulse 4G offers all the basics — and then some — of an Android-powered smartphone and will cost just $29.99 with contract.
The phone has a reasonably sized 3.8-inch touchscreen with 800×480 resolution, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with flash and 720p video recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. An 800 MHz Qualcomm chip powers the Impulse 4G; no that won’t set any speed records, but it should keep Android 2.2 humming along nicely.
The Impulse 4G ships with Android 2.2, aka Froyo, a 3.8-inch WVGA touch screen, 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and flash, HD video recording, and GPS navigation. AT&T's press release suggests pairing the device with its Data Plus plan, which comes with 200MB of data, for $15 a month. "The Impulse 4G gives consumers another option to enjoy the benefits of a smartphone at an exceptional value."
By. Android Phone Tips