T-Mobile introduces first pay-as-you-go Android smartphone, dubbed Pulse

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T-Mobile UK this morning announced the Pulse, the first pay-as-you-go Android 1.5 smartphone and the third coming from the network operator.

Available for £180 starting October exclusively on T-Mobile, it boasts a 3.5″ HVGA touchscreen display, the biggest yet on an Android handset, a 3.2-megapixel camera and a TeleNav-powered GPS (more specs below).

The new device comes courtesy of Huawei, which had been rumored to be working with T-Mobile since displaying a device at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year.

More details about the device:

The phone runs on a Qualcomm’s MSM7200A chipset and weighs 130g. It features a trackball and a 3.5″ HVGA touchscreen display with auto-rotation.

The T-Mobile Pulse also features a 3.2 mega pixel, auto-focus camera (no flash) that allows photos to be uploaded straight to the Internet, a 2GB internal memory and a micro SD card slot for storing media. The handset also offers access to corporate e-mail through the Road sync client, and boasts enhanced social networking and community features.

The T-Mobile Pulse will be available across T-Mobile territories. Monthly contract rates still need to be determined, but the purchasing price is £179.99.

Motorola is also expected to announce Android devices this or next week, HTC is working on more devices, there’s Lenovo, Dell, Archos, Acer, Sony Ericsson, and more. Google has stated that there will be at least 18 phone models using Android worldwide by the end of this year, so expect to see many more Android handsets from these and other manufacturers launching this Fall.

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