AT&T introduces budget-friendly Impulse 4G

AT&T customers looking for an affordable Android smartphone have a new choice in the Impulse 4G by Huawei, but expect to give up some features.

Huawei Impuse 4G
The Impulse 4G is just $29.99 but comes with only Android 2.2. AT&T

In contrast to last week's announcement of the pricey HTC Jetstream, , AT&T is going the affordable route this week with the introduction of the Impulse 4G by Huawei, an Android smartphone that's easy on the wallet.

The Impulse 4G, which will be available starting September 18 for $29.99 with a two-year contract, has a decent set of features, though there are some trade-offs. The Android 2.2 device has a 3.8-inch WVGA touch screen, a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video capture, and an 800MHz processor.

The smartphone is also compatible with AT&T's HSPA+ (14.4Mbps) network and offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi with access to AT&T hot spots, and GPS.

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Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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