The smartphone landscape might be dominated by the $100 to $300 price range, but one way that carriers have managed to shave retail prices is by offering handsets from the likes of Pantech, ZTE, and Huawei -- companies that don't yet have much brand recognition here. AT&T carries the tradition forward today with the announcement of the Impulse 4G, a Huawei-sourced Android 2.2 device (no word when it might be updated to Gingerbread per AT&T's promise, though) with a 3.8-inch WVGA display, 5-megapixel autofocus camera with 720p video capture, and -- most importantly -- a $29.99 price tag on contract. It'll be available September 18th.

Source: AT&T