Recently we posted on a high end Android device, the Samsung Endulge, and now it looks like Cricket may be getting another high performance phone.
Huawei has shared with us recently the Glory(Huawei M886), which will run Android 2.3.3 and sport a 1.4-GHz Qualcomm MSM8655T processor. While Huawei reports this to be a dual-core processor, Qualcomm’s spec for the 865TT is saying it is single-core; not sure what that’s about. Nonetheless, the phone is said to be “very, very fast”. For the screen the Glory will rock a 4 inch WVGA LCD with a 854 x 480 resolution. The camera is on the back with what most new Android devices are rocking now, 8MP with autofocus and LED flash(no word yet for specs on video recording capabilities).
The Glory packs a 1900mAh battery, which is larger than most phones today, and should give plenty of juice for this high end processor and bright LCD screen. GPS, WiFi, and of course Bluetooth are also included on the device. While Android on this device has been slightly modified, some other cool features included is the ability to customize the home screen transitions to do things like rotate a 3d cube, as well as a custom email widget.
2GB of internal memory come on deck, as well as a memory card slot to expand the memory available. One downfall to the phone is the lack of HDMI or TV out, but according to Huawei they have something else up their sleeve, a ”surprising” media solution that which they were not ready to reveal. Also worth noting is Huawei reports the device to be upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich(Android 4.0) in 2012.
It’s nice to see Cricket is finally stepping up their game and getting some higher quality phones. About time, now if they could only improve their not so reliable network! As there is no official launch date yet for the Glory phone yet, we should expect it sometime this November. One good thing about Cricket is the fact they don’t have contracts, and with this phone being said to carr y a $300 price tag, this is a fairly good deal. Cricket customers may have something to look forward to, and we will keep you updated when we hear more.