This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: Huawei Ascend Q goes for keyboard style
About Video Transcript

First Look: Huawei Ascend Q goes for keyboard style

1:24 /

Q' stands for QWERTY in this portrait-style prepaid Android phone.

I'm Jessica Dolcourt for cnet.com taking a first look at the Huawei Ascend II for Cricket Wireless. Now, this is a really fun looking touchscreen Android 2.3 Ginger Bread phone and definitely comes with a QWERTY keyboard as well so you'll be able to operate it by touching and you'll also be able to compose all of your messages by using the QWERTY keyboard down below. I definitely like the portrait mode because it makes it really easy to access without you having to turn the phone side ways. The phone has a 3.2-inch display that would be a little bit small in its own, but there is this keyboard here for added support so it doesn't feel too scrunched when you're looking at things. There is a 3.2 megapixel camera on the back and one of the major features is move music. With that, you'll be able to download unlimited songs, ring tones, ringback tones, and the like. There is support for a wi-fi hotspot and because it is Cricket's network, it will surf 3G speeds. The phone costs $139.99 that's without a contract with Cricket Wireless. I'm Jessica Dolcourt. This is the Huawei Ascend II for Cricket.

New releases

More tech ideas for Halloween
0:58 October 23, 2014
Halloween is right around the corner. Whether you're looking for a sweet or scary way to celebrate, CNET's...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 074: VR moon tours,...
25:03 October 23, 2014
On today's show, we discuss virtual reality tours of the moon using Oculus Rift, all the crazy things we spotted...
Play video
iPhone 6 You Up - The Music Vi...
2:55 October 23, 2014
We celebrate the launch of the iPhone 6 with "iPhone 6 You Up". All night.
Play video
Facebook Rooms joins the anonymous-chat...
2:54 October 23, 2014
A new app from Facebook puts a twist on anonymous messaging, Apple stores still see long lines for iPhones,...
Play video
Microsoft's Chromecast competitor...
1:39 October 23, 2014
This little dongle sends your screen from your Windows machine (and some Android devices) right to your T...
Play video
Take a look at the Windows 10 Start...
1:21 October 23, 2014
Windows 10 has revamped the Start menu; let's check it out.
Play video
Marantz SR5009 receiver: Stunningly...
1:44 October 23, 2014
The Marantz SR5009 looks and feels more upscale than the competition's receivers, and it follows through with...
Play video
Apple Pay vs. Google Wallet vs....
2:14 October 23, 2014
Sharon Profis compares the security, ease of use and availability of some of the most popular mobile payment...
Play video