The Huawei Ascend is actually the best value in contract free Android devices. It launched on Cricket Wireless earlier this year. The Ascend packs a powerful punch for such a low price point. It features Android 2.1 and a custom, very Vanilla feeling UI but with 15 available home screen positions. The Ascend has a 3.5 inch screen, 3.2 megapixel camera and a 600mhz processor.
In addition to the Ascend, Huawei has rebranded their IDEOS handset as the T-Mobile “Comet”. This will be their third phone released in the United States. Huawei is the 9th largest manufacturer of mobile phones in the world.