Established in 1988, Huawei Technologies is a private, high-tech company, which specializes in research and development (R&D), production and marketing of communications equipments, and providing customized network solutions for telecom carriers. Currently, it serves 35 of the top 50 telecom operators in China and puts 10 per cent of revenue into research and development annually. In addition to R&D centers in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, Xi’an, Chengdu, and Wuhan in China, Huawei also maintains R & D centers in Sweden, Dallas, The Silicon Valley, India, Italy, Ireland and Russia.
Huawei’s first concept phone is probably the most interesting and practical as well. It concerns a mobile phone with an integrated USB connector that can be used without either an adapter or a cable. The USB adapter is made with a flexible rubber that can be bent in any needed angle to connect it directly to a computer for transmitting data and charging the phone.
Huawei’s second concept phone that may or may not see the light of day is one with an external battery, which is designed to insure that the user doesn’t ever run out of juice. This external battery connects via USB, and can be replaced as needed while charging the first one. Different colors and textures are available so that the battery can even match the clothes the user is wearing! Does one really need to ask if that isn’t going just a teeny-weeny step too far?
The third Huawei concept phone comes with a Bluetooth headset that can be separated from the phone and used independently, so that the user can look up telephone numbers or notes in the cell phone easily, just like you would with a Smartphone. The headset can also be used to track the phone interactively using the Bluetooth connectivity.
Huawei will not say if these special concepts will ever see the light of day. China’s cell phone industry is fast catching up with the rest of the world, and so someday these concepts may well be a reality.
Which concepts seems like the winner to you?