Huawei made a huge splash at Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona Spain. They introduced a handful of handsets and their flagship model the Huawei Ascend D Quad. The D Quad is powered by their own K3V2 quad-core chip, made on the same campus as the device itself, meaning that the chip and phone are more integrated then the traditional method of building a phone entirely around a chip.
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Now if you’re thinking one of these two new devices is that Huawei Ascend D Quad, we’re sorry to burst your bubble. In fact, according to pocketnow.com we’re looking at two lower spec’ed devices that will be exactly the same accept for one will have a slide out keyboard and the other will only be touch screen. This is the same route LG took when they released the 2011 re-work of the MyTouch brand.
Although sales figures were never released, it doesn’t appear that the LG manufactured MyTouch devices did as good as any of the previous MyTouch devices, which until then had been manufactured by HTC. We’re still unclear as to why T-Mobile has changed manufacturers.
If their intention is to give different manufacturers the opportunity to show off their MyTouch flagship brand, the strategy isn’t having nearly the effect of Google’s Nexus brand.