Tablet To Watch Out For: Huawei’s 7 inch Mediapad Tablet [Runs on Android 3.2]

It’s no secret that almost every Android phone manufacturer has an Android tablet dream. The Android tablet market currently boasts of a huge range to choose from but none of them have been able to match the iPad in terms of features combined with pricing.

We have been looking at a bunch of Chinese manufactured Android tablets, some of them available for as cheap as Rs. 5K . But as cheap devices go, they never failed to “disappoint us”.
Huawei is looking to change that perception with its new offering, a 7 inch tablet sporting a dual core processor and running the latest version of Android Honeycomb. Huawei’s Mediapad tablet will be the world’s first tablet running android 3.2, a version that is yet to be seen on aany other hardware.

Lets’s take a quick look at the hardware specs and pricing to see if this is the iPad killer that Android fans have been waiting for.


Huawei’s MediaPad tablet specification

  • 7-inch IPS technology based LCD display capable of full 1080p HD playback
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm dual core processor.
  • Android 3.2 ( Honeycomb optimized for 7 inch display)
  • 5 MP rear facing camera, 1.3 MP front facing camera
  • WiFi, HSPA+ ( 14 Mbps)
  • HDMI port for HD video output
  • 8 GB packaged storage with micro sd card slot for expansion.
  • RAM ( speculated) 1GB.
  • pricing unannounced
  • availability : third quarter.

If this tablet is properly priced, it can make serious inroads into the Android 7 inch tablet market for sure. Whether it has the mettle to take on the iPad can be known only once the pricing and features are completely announced. The other tablets available in the same form factor include Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, Olive Pad, and the recently announced HTC Flyer.

We can’t wait to get our hands on this one as it claims to be the first tablet running a version of android that is optimized for 7 inch screen sizes. Does Huawei’s tablet pack enough of a punch to knock the big players in the Android market at least? Could be an interesting story to follow.

What’s your take on the tablet wars. Lets us know. How much are you willing to pay for a device like this?

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