By Stephen Schenck | June 15, 2012 12:01 PM
Fans of smartphones with hardware QWERTY keyboards are having a good morning; first, we learned of the Samsung T699 with its 720p screen, and now we get our first look at the Huawei M660 in the wild, sporting a hardware keyboard of its own.
We first learned of this model back at the beginning of May, when it looked like Huawei was preparing the phone for MetroPCS. Now Cricket appears to be the destination carrier (what with that Muve Music logo on the back), but it wouldn’t be that surprising to see it hit multiple networks.
Huawei has let the M660′s user guide slip out on its website, but it doesn’t give a whole lot of new info. It mentions that the phone may arrive as the Ascend Q, but that’s assuming the carriers leave the name alone. The guide also reveals that the phone supports microSD storage, but provides scant additional hardware details.
The Ascend Q/M660 doesn’t look like a very high-end device, but even the low-end has been getting better recently, and we might just see this one land with a processor in the 1GHz range. The model’s display is just a 3.2-incher, making for what’s a pretty petite handset overall. We know most of you will be looking for a more powerful phone, but if the price is right on this one, that combined with the form factor could win it a few fans.