T-Mobile announces Pulse Android handset

T-Mobile's newly unveiled Pulse handset is the carrier's third Android device, but the first on a pay-as-you-go tariff and designed to appeal to a broader market.

T-Mobile has come up with its first pay-as-you-go Android handset, which will go on sale from October in the UK markets. The T-Mobile Pulse, which is manufactured by Huawei, is expected to attract a wider market.

The Pulse, which is around 130g in weight, has a 3.5-inch touch screen and a mini trackball for navigation. The upcoming device backs HSDPA/HSUPA and Wi-Fi network connections and Bluetooth.

Apart from the above mentioned features, it has also 3.2-megapixel camera and 2GB of internal memory.

The Pulse is equipped with GPS capability and new user interface named Canvas along with its ability to download applications directly from the Android Market.

Speaking on the device's news feature, Nicola Shenton, head of handset and device, said, "With Canvas, you have the space and freedom to customise your home screen, just like a PC desktop. Your photos and email can be just a click away."

The T-Mobile Pulse, which has a battery life of 300 hours on standby and 210 minutes of talk-time, will cost £179.99.