Teardown Analysis - Huawei Impulse 4G U8800-51 Mobile Handset

Huawei Impulse 4G U8800-51 Mobile Handset Hardware Analysis

January 31, 2012  | Subscribers Only

Andrew Rassweiler Senior Principal Analyst, Teardown Services

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The Huawei Impulse 4G is an ATT branded version of the U8800 model from Huawei that, with some possible hardware variations specific to ATT, is basically known as the Ideos X5 in other markets.  Essentially this represents a low-end 4G Android smartphone for ATT at least, who offers this model at a mere $29.99 USD with a two year service contract. This model features “Froyo” – or Android 2.2 OS.....



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Andrew Rassweiler

Senior Principal Analyst, Teardown Services

Andrew Rassweiler manages the teardown service and also contributes as a principal analyst for teardowns. He has extensive knowledge on a variety of electronic devices and components, and provides a great deal of content and analysis in the teardown service...

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