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Cheap Android mobile phone 'on the way'

Cheap Android mobile phone 'on the way'

Chinese manufacturer Haier has developed a budget priced Android mobile phone, potentially bringing the cutting-edge handsets within the reach of millions of potential buyers worldwide.

The new mobile phone, dubbed the H7, is expected to run on the Android 1.5 Cupcake version of Google’s operating system and was unveiled to the public at this week’s CommunicAsia 2009 trade expo.

Haier has also equipped the touchscreen handset with a two megapixel camera, a microSD card slot to allow users to expand its storage capacity and GPS.

The H7 is expected to retail at around £90 in the UK, significantly less than the more fully featured current generation of Android phones, the HTC Magic and the T-Mobile G1.

Following the spectacular success of the one million-selling T-Mobile G1, Android mobile phones are also expected this year from a host of major industry players including Sony Ericsson, Samsung and LG.

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