They made phones for all the big-name mobile networks to brand up themselves.

Now they make some of the best handsets around.

So it's interesting that little-known HUAWEI are now heading in the same direction.

They make the mobile internet dongles used by millions around the world so this phone is an exciting launch.

Called the IDEOS, it costs somewhere between £99 and £129 and is one of the cheapest Android mobiles we've seen.

And it doesn't skimp on specs.

For a start it runs the latest 2.2 version of the Google operating system.

It also has Wi-Fi and can double up as a Wi-Fi router to get up to eight other devices online.

With more than 70,000 apps available in the Android Market, you can customise this phone to your heart's content.

It will also take an SD card to store your music, movies, photos and documents.

Due out in the middle of October, it comes in three different colours and should sell really well.