By Stephen Schenck | October 5, 2011 7:00 PM
We’ve been keeping tabs on Huawei’s x886 smartphones as they made a few appearances this past summer. We saw it as both the M886 Glory and the U8860 Honor. The manufacturer finally made things official late last month, announcing the Android as the Honor. Now the phone is back, putting in an appearance at the FCC, and naming yet another variant, the C8860 destined for Cricket.
If the name Huawei doesn’t get you excited, maybe the prospect of a 1.4GHz single-core Gingerbread Android with a four-inch FWVGA screen all available off-contract for around $300 sounds a little more appealing. By the time it arrives, closer to the end of the year, it will likely be overshadowed by quad-core tablets and the latest 720p-screened smartphones showing up for the holiday season, but for users hoping to avoid a lengthy contract, it might be one of the best options around.
We haven’t heard of any confirmation backing this up, but the presence of all those other model numbers strongly suggests that we’ll also be seeing the Honor arrive on US Cellular and MetroPCS. Although, while the M886 model number is prevalent throughout this FCC documentation, U8860 is not.