Huawei Android phones coming later than previously expected

Wuh oh – Looks like China’s Huawei Technologies might have spoken too soon when they announced that they’d have an Android-powered phone ready in the first half of 2009.

According to CNET, a Huawei spokesman has confirmed “that their first Android smartphone is scheduled to launch in the third quarter of 2009.”

Now, I’m not exactly known for my mathematical wizardry, but I’m pretty dang sure that the third quarter isn’t a part of the first half of 2009. Huawei officially joined the Open Handset Alliance a little over a week ago – might chumming around with the likes of Samsung, Sony Ericsson, and HTC be giving them reason to spend a bit more time polishing up their first release?