We’ve already seen dirt cheap Android phones from Crazy John’s and Telstra. Now Optus is joining the party, scoring an exclusive on the new Huawei Ideos X1, which goes on sale from July 1 for $99 outright.
Like other phones in this sector, the X1 has fairly basic specs. It runs Android 2.2 and offers a 2.8 inch capacitive touch screen, 3.2MP camera and 256MB of internal memory. However, as an entry-level choice it definitely beats a no-spec dumbphone. Optus has the local exclusive, so you can presume there’ll be a network lock in place.