Huawei Unveils MediaPad – World's first 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb Dual-Core Tablet MediaPad set to transform consumers' entertainment experience Singapore, 20 June 2011: Huawei, a leading telecom solutions provider, today launched the Huawei MediaPad, the world's first 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet. The MediaPad is a complete entertainment powerhouse driven by Qualcomm's dual-core 1.2GHz processor and supported by Huawei Device's Hispace cloud solution. The MediaPad provides the fabulous user experience in a stylish, high-performing and ultra-portable package. The MediaPad is Huawei Device's smartest, slimmest and lightest tablet yet, measuring just 10.5mm (0.4 inches) deep and weighing around 390g (0.86 pounds). It supports 1080P full HD video playback and features a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and 5 megapixel auto focus rear facing camera with HD video recording capabilities. With HSPA+ 14.4Mbps and high-speed WiFi 11n Internet connectivity, the MediaPad doesn't just entertain – it keeps you connected. "With the Huawei MediaPad, we are demonstrating yet again that design, functionality and performance is within anyone's reach," said Victor Xu, Chief Marketing Officer of Huawei Device. "The MediaPad opens up new worlds of entertainment for consumers by removing the barriers to tablet ownership, increasing access to a truly high-quality mobile entertainment experience fully integrated with cloud-based internet content." An Out-of-this-World Entertainment Experience The MediaPad supports HSPA+ data services, Flash 10.3 videos and comes preinstalled with applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Let's Golf and Documents to Go. With the 7-inch IPS touch screen, the MediaPad offers a standout visual experience for photos, movies and applications. Entertainment and gaming experience are taken to the next level with the MediaPad's 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor, high definition playback and HDMI port. Expansion of Huawei Device's Smart Offerings The MediaPad builds on the global success of the IDEOS S7 Slim tablet and cements Huawei Device's ability to cater to the explosive demand for tablets. According to the International Data Corporation, sales in the tablet market are expected to increase more than fourfold in the next two years. The MediaPad will be showcased at Huawei's "Smart for Transformation" booth at CommunicAsia 2011 in Singapore. Along with Huawei's latest range of smart devices, the MediaPad is a prime example of Huawei Device's focus on the power of practical innovation. About Huawei Huawei Device is a global leader in providing smart devices that connect you with the world, simply. Huawei Device partners with 500 operators, including the world's top 50 operators, across 140 countries. Huawei's products and solutions have been deployed in over 100 countries and support the communications needs of one third of the world's population. The company is committed to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and growth potential for its customers. For more information, visit Huawei Device online: www.huaweidevice.com For regular updates on Huawei Device, follow us on: Facebook: www.facebook.com/huaweidevice Twitter: www.twitter.com/huaweipress YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/HuaweiPress Technical Specs • Android Honeycomb 3.2 OS • 7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen • 10.5mm (0.4 inches) slim, ~390g weight (0.86 pounds) • 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 5 MP auto focus rear facing camera with HD video recording capabilities • HSPA+ 14.4 Mbps, WiFi 11n • Dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor • Over 6 hours battery life • 1080P full HD playback and HDMI port • Flash 10.3 Pre-installed Apps • Facebook • Twitter • Let's Golf • Document to go
This sounds like one hell of a tablet especially for the size. Though I tend to prefer the 10" form factor.
I wonder how Google is planning to support all of these different flavors of Android for different devices... 1 version for the 10 inch 1 version for the 7 inch and then another set of versions for smartphones.
Any idea of what the price point on this particular model is going to be?
yes sounds good for sure,,, hopefully they come down a bit less than the 450-500 mark everyone tries to price themselves into -- you don't have as many followers as apple, so you're gonna have to take it on the chin for a while till your product or OS gains more footing with recognization or more apps, a place where apple has everyone beat at the moment
the playbook at 7" looks tiny compared to the ipad, but they want just as much money and dont have the programs, you won't want a playbook unless you have a blackberry and not all blackberry users are going to want a playbook.
I've never heard of this company before. When I saw this article my first response was... HuaiiieeeWHAT? They should keep their prices low until they are known and trusted when it comes to products. I know I wouldn't reach too deep into my pockets for a company I've never heard of, for all I know it could be another "ebay" tablet :S Even though it sounds pretty sweet and up to par if not better than it's competitors.
I admit, it does have the potential to be an eBay tablet but it looks so sleek and sexy and beautiful. Without any luck, Huawei could probably become a major tablet maker on it's own.
I mean just look at the featureset and the price, this is like an iPad but way, way cheaper. I'm sure cheap people will no doubt jump all over this deal.
Peerty Cool! looks like a giant Iphone.
Best of all, its not a Samsux!