Gingerbread running Huawei Honour gets UK release

Users of the Android platform are spoilt for choice when it comes to purchasing a new smartphone, even though some critics of the platform suggest quality is better than quantity, but one of the great features of Android is there are a number of more affordable handsets available, and today we have news of the Gingerbread running Huawei Honour that has now been released in the UK.

While the handset is not the most feature packed device available to Android users, it is still a capable device that we are seeing more of recently, and according to the guys over at TechRadar the handset still features a 4-inch HD touchscreen that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, and powered by a single core 1.4GHz processor.

Other features of the device include an eight megapixel camera on the rear together with a LED flash that is capable of HD video capture, a VGA front facing shooter, Wi-Fi and HSDPA connectivity, DLNA certification, and 1GB of on board storage that is expandable via the microSD card slot. There is also a nice big battery with a 1900 mAh capacity, which may explain why the thickness of the Honour is a chubby 10.9mm, but the device does only weigh a respectable 140grams though.

Unfortunately the handset does only come running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and there is no word yet whether the Honour will see an upgrade to Android 4.0 sometime in the future. This seems a little strange considering when the Honour was first announced it was supposed to come running Ice Cream Sandwich.

The company has put a RRP of £250 on the handset but Expansys has it listed for only £210, while Clove has it up for £238.80 but Play.com has gone the other way and has it priced at £254.99. The price level for the Huawei Honour will put it up against the likes of the HTC One V, Nokia Lumia 710, and the Orange San Diego.

Will you be considering the Huawei Honour?