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Huawei reveals Mediapad tablet details

A 7in Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet
Mon Jun 20 2011, 12:56

CHINESE TELECOMMS GIANT Huawei has announced almost the full details of its Mediapad tablet, including that it will run Android 3.2 Honeycomb.

Huawei's Facebook page is still counting down the time until it will reveal the Mediapad but the company has already launched the tablet, in effect. The details confirm much of what we could guess from a 'sneak peak' video that tipped up last week.

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Like we thought the tablet will be running Google's Honeycomb operating system, version 3.2 which is apparently specific for 7in devices. The screen is a 7in IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.

The Mediapad is 10.5mm thick and weighs 390g, which is both thinner and lighter than HTC's 7in tablet running Android that's called the Flyer.

Huawei said the tablet will be "supported by Huawei Device's Hispace cloud solution", and that the battery will last over 6 hours.

A 1.2GHz dual-core processor from Qualcomm will power the Mediapad but at the moment we don't know how much storage or RAM there will be in it.

The rear facing camera that was clear in the video is a 5MP device and there is a front facing camera of 1.3MP. There is WiFi and HSPA+ 3G and like we predicted an HDMI port.

Pre-installed applications will include Facebook, Twitter, Let's Golf and Documents to go, as well as support for Flash 10.3.

There isn't exactly a stand out unique selling point like we were hoping but it does look like a well rounded set of specifications, so the key remaining detail is the price, which we think will make or break the Mediapad's success in what has become a highly competitive market. µ

 

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