Huawei to debut a 7-inch tablet running Android 3.2

Yes, you read that right, a 7-inch Android tablet is apparently coming forth from Huawei, and will be running Android 3.2, which apparently is a 7-inch optimization of Honeycomb. The Huawei tablet, the MediaPad, is set to launch with Flash 10.3, Twitter, Facebook and more built in along with a 1.3MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera for HD video recording. The device is only 0.4 inches thick, only 0.06 inches thicker then the Samsung Galaxy 10.1, and weighs in at just over a quarter of a pound. Huawei has said that they will begin launching in various markets in the 3rd quarter, but nothing concrete as of yet.

Source: PCMag

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  • Is this capacitive or resistive touch? I just don't think quality when it comes to the Hauwei brand yet.
  • Bring em on! The more tabs that we have to chose from the better... Huawei will probably price it reasonably as well if their phones are any indication. Lets just hope its not a slouch in the specs.
  • They should bring it out at $300 and undercut everyone!!! I am still willing to buy a Nook color I just dont see why the tablets are so expensive
  • 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 of battery life
    1080P full HD playback and HDMI port
    Flash 10.3
  • I think the article meant to state just over three quarters of a pound, not a quarter.
  • Yeah I was going to say four ounces can't be right.
  • 7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen = Awesome. IPS = Win.
  • Netflix please!
  • Anyone else notice RockPlayer preinstalled in Hauwei's promo clip?
  • Sounds pretty nice. 6 hours of battery is a bit weak though. I won't be able to jump into the tablet fray until I see what Amazon comes up with. Until then I'm in the bleachers.
  • If the Transformer is any indication IPS=light bleed