CHINESE HARDWARE MAKER Huawei has followed Asus and Samsung by launching a tablet that can make phone calls.
Unveiled in China on Monday, the 7in Huawei Mediapad Vogue boasts similar functionality to the Asus Fonepad and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, coming with a built-in receiver for making phone calls. While we're not sure that anyone wants to hold a 7in device to their head, Huawei boasts that this feature rules out the need for having both smartphone and tablet devices.
The tablet, which will be available in both 3G and WiFi-only models, features a modest 7in 1024x600 resolution screen, confirming its place within the budget tablet market. There's also Huawei's own K3V2 Cortex-A9 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 3MP and 0.3MP dual cameras, a 4,100mAh battery and 8GB of internal storage. There's a microSD card slot onboard that can handle an additional 32GB.
The Huawei Mediapad 7 Vogue also runs Google's Android 4.1 operating system, which comes coupled with Huawei's Emotion UI.
Huawei CEO Richard Yu said, "Building on the popularity of the Huawei MediaPad series, we've created a new tablet that caters to fashionistas, technology seekers, entertainment junkies, and people who simply expect more from their technology.
"We're delighted to introduce the MediaPad 7 Vogue, our call-enabled tablet with world-class entertainment capabilities and long-lasting battery power. The MediaPad 7 Vogue is a perfect example of Huawei's dedication to making extraordinary experiences possible."
The Huawei Mediapad 7 Vogue will be available in both black and white, although we don't have any availability details yet. µ