Huawei Ascend X

The Huawei Ascend X is now available from Cincinnati Bell and is the carrier's first 4G device, as it is HSPA+ capable.

The Ascend X is a decent option for Cincinnati Bell customers. It features:

  • 4.1-inch touchscreen
  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 5 MP camera with 720p recording
  • 2GB of storage
  • 512MB RAM
  • 2GB ROM
  • MicroSD up to 32GB

The device can be had for $99.99 with a 2-year service agreement. It provides great value for customers looking for a capable and fast phone for their next purchase. Thanks Josh!

Source: Cincinnati Bell; Thanks, Josh!

 

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Huawei Ascend X brings 4G to Cincinnati Bell

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Why is it that low and mid end phones can get vanilla android but people who want high end hardware cant?

Very good question.

I speculate the difference in price between the hardware in this phone and one with decent memory and a dual core processor and a better camera probably amounts to less than $75 in costs. Probably closer to $35 in the volumes the manufacturer pays.

Maybe the manufacturers think they have to deliver more than just better hardware to distinguish their products from others and mistakenly believes people want flashy unique stuff.

How much you wanna bet the thing is so loaded with shovel-ware that the end user can't even load a minimal amount of apps before its out of memory.

I wonder if phones like this will ever see GB or if they're pretty much resigned to their release software.

Nice to see c-bell in the news again . They are pretty well adapted around here. If you have T-Mobile and want this phone you can use it. They use the same HSPA+ frequency.

The carrier cost for this product verses and HTC Glacier or Samsung Vibrant is around $200 less. This device was designed to support volume sales for customers who want a 4G Device with an upcoming upgrade (Fall this year) to 2.3 but do not want to pay $199+ after carrier subsidy. The LCD display (vs AMOLED) produces a substantial reduction in the cost to the carrier.