Huawei IDEOS finally launches – £149 SIM-free

We’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for Huawei’s promising looking little IDEOS Android 2.2 phone to launch, and it’s finally arrived in the UK via official channels just in time for the Christmas retail madness.

Online retailer Expansys will do you an unlocked Huawei IDEOS for £149 if you just want to have one, or it’s put together a selection of bundled network SIM options if you’d rather go down the subsidised route. Here it is.

huawei ideos stock expansys

A bit of a refresher on the IDEOS – it comes with a capacitive 2.8″ screen, Android 2.2, 802.11n wi-fi connectivity and a 1200MaH battery. We were very excited about it when it was announced a few months ago, but Huawei’s thunder has been stolen by the amazingly cheap San Francisco and the quite cheap Android 2.2 powered LG Optimus One since then.

We are now officially only lukewarm on the IDEOS. Three months is a long time in Android phone world.