Huawei Unveils 7-Inch MediaPad Tablet

Chinese Huawei formalized its 7-inch MediaPad tablet with Android 3.2 (first) and dual core processor supplied by Qualcomm.

The major Chinese manufacturers of terminals want to count in the realm of smartphones and tablets and also they rely on Android to make a name in this field. In this case, the group that Huawei has unveiled the MediaPad, a touch pad with a display 7-inch (IPS) and having the distinction of being the first to board Android 3.2 Honeycomb, a comparable version Android 3.1 but adapted to the screen size.

The 7-inch today generally use Android 2.2 (Froyo), Android 2.3 or  Gingerbread, the version found on smartphones and not necessarily optimized for use on shelves.

Another interesting point, it features a 1.2 GHz dual core processor Qualcomm signed. The tablet measures 10.5 mm thick, weighs about 390 g, embeds WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS and has two cameras, one on the back of 5 megapixels and the other in front of 1.3 megapixel for videoconferencing.

It is able to decode Full HD 1080p (with HDMI output for broadcast on the big screen) and has a microSD card slot, but with 8 GB of storage space. The MediaPad tablet finally embarks a 3G modem offering connectivity 14.4Mbps HSPA +.

With side autonomy, it can operate for six hours. The tablet will be distributed in United States from the third quarter of 2011 but Huawei has “no current plans” to produce a WiFi-only model.

Its price is unknown, but it will be distributed through mobile operators and retailers in the United States.

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