If you ain’t in the cloud these days, then you’re nowhere. This appears to be the mantra technology companies around the globe are repeating to themselves and Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is no different.
The Chinese manufacturer, which is the world’s number two network equipment maker, has launched its Vision smartphone which will operate on its Cloud Plus platform. This will allow users to store music, video, pictures, email and some other applications on its remote servers and access them via the Internet through their smartphones.
The Vision phone is manufactured from an aluminum alloy, weighs about 121g and measures just 9.9mm thick. It will be powered by a Qualcomm 1GHz processor, have 512MB of RAM and 2GB of internal storage expandable to 32GB via microSD card.
It will support 720p video recording and features a 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash. It will run Android 2.3 but with Huawei’s Cloud Plus platform, it will allow users to download applications without needing much storage space on their devices. The phone will also come with Angry Birds pre-installed as well as a number of other games.
Obviously it is hard to say at this stage if we will get to see the Vision on this side of the world, but with Huawei, and its compatriot ZTE, slowly but surely extending their reach outside of China, we can keep our fingers crossed. Speaking about cost, Huawei said the phone would not cost less than 2,000 yuan (£190).
The Vision is set to go on sale in selected markets in September and once we find out if it's coming to the UK, you'll be the first to know.