The Huawei Summit smartphone is now available through T-Mobile in North America.

The Huawei Summit is now available for the first time in North America, and can be found at T-Mobile stores.  It is an Android phone with a 3.5 inch screen boasting a 480 x 320 resolution, with a 3.2 megapixel camera.  It comes with GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, a Swype keyboard, and a touch-screen text input system.  Selling for 50 USD, the Huawei Summit is an affordable smartphone with all the essentials.

Huawei has been in hot water since the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee released a report suggesting that it, and fellow Chinese company ZTE, had been using exported network equipment to spy on foreign businesses.  ZTE recently announced that it would turn its focus from wireless systems to consumer electronics as part of the company's recovery.  Could Huawei redeem itself by selling the Summit abroad?  Nevertheless, the next few months will be crucial in determining Huawei's future in the international market.