Not that the Huawei Honor (which is spelled in Europe Honour) is anything new but it took Huawei a little bit longer to bring the stand-by monster to Germany. Powered by a 1.4 GHz single-core CPU, it was initially launched with Android 2.3/Gingerbread. However, the test device here is already running an official Beta of Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich which is expected to be released to the public anytime March. The Honor supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE, dualband UMTS/HSDPA+ (14 Mbps)/HSUPA (5.76 Mbps), as well as WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and aGPS. The 4" capacitive touchscreen supports FWVGA (854x480 pixel) and the main camera, which comes with a supporting flash LED, features 8 megapixel which allows to record 720p HD videos.
The second camera on the front can be used for video chat and supports 0.3 megapixel only. The Honor comes with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB ROM which can be expanded with microSD cards up to 32 GB. At a size of 122 x 61.5 x 10.9 mm, the device weights 135 g, including the massive 1900 mAh Li-Polymer battery which gives the Honor some extra time and makes it one of the long lasting Android devices in the market. Huawei tried hard to heavily tweak Android and the apps here and there to reduce power consumption and it seems to really work!
Unlike other Android 4.0 devices, the Honor comes with the typical Android 2.3 button layout which means it features the settings, home, back and search keys and all these keys also works with Android 4.0. The pretty thick and high quality removable battery cover is available in two colors, black and white, while Huawei initially also showed other fancy colors, which never made it in commercial production - unfortunately.
As said, the Huawei Honor/Honour is already available in many markets or released soon in missing markets. It's retailing for around 299 Euro and Huawei promised to release the Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich during this month.
Cheers ~ Arne