New Huawei MediaPad 10 Link surfaces on certification sites

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China’s Huawei appears to have some new versions of their MediaPad 10 FHD 10-inch tablet set to be released in the near future. According to NotebookItalia, at least three different model numbers have surfaced at the WiFi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG sites. The models – S10-201W, S10-201U and S10-202U – have all received WiFi certification. Details are still sketchy, but it appears the 201U and 202U versions probably contain antennas for 3G and 3G/4G connectivity.

Dubbed the MediaPad 10 Link, the devices do appear to possess the MediaPad 10 FHD’s 10.1-inch IPS LCD HD display. NotebookItalia compared images of the new device with the MediaPad 10 FHD and noted some very minor variations in the cases. The question remains as to whether the new devices are low-cost alternatives Huawei is trying to bring to market or the next evolution of the MediaPad 10 FHD. Perhaps we will find out during CES 2013.

source: NotebookItalia

Huawei Ascend D Quad XL headed to WIND Mobile

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A leaked promotional poster from WIND has revealed that the carrier is gearing up to release Huawei’s impressive Ascend D Quad XL smartphone. The Canadian carrier has already rolled out the LG Optimus 4X and Samsung Galaxy Note II, so another quad-core device is simply icing on the figurative cake.

There’s no official information regarding when the device will actually see a launch or how much it will cost when it arrives, but considering the handset has launched elsewhere for around $500, we’d expect more of the same. As a refresher, the Ascend D Quad XL sports a 4.5-inch 720 x 1280 panel, an in-house 1.4GHz quad-core SoC and an 8-megapixel rear shooter. There’s also a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front for video chat, as well as 8GB of on board storage and 1GB of RAM.

Source: MobileSyrup

Huawei Announces Honor 2 Smartphone. Brings Quadcore Goodness This Time

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Huawei is determined to gain major influence in the Android world and with that in mind, it has announced the Honor 2 smartphone. The device will come jam-packed with a ton of features including an in-house developed quad-core chip with 2GB of RAM, 8 gigs of onboard storage (sigh) and a superior 4.5-inch 1,280 x 720 display with a snazzy 326 ppi. The device will be available for pre-order in China for 1,888 yuan (around $302 USD)— though there’s no indication of if or when the device will be released elsewhere.

I’m sure many of you are itching for more details, so you’ll find additional details once you hit the source link.

source: Engadget

 

 

 

Huawei Ascend Mate Outed By Chinese Website, Features Massive 6.1-Inch Display And 1.8GHz Quad-Core Processor

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As the phablet craze continues to really take off, we are seeing more and more offerings from respective Android manufacturers. Not content to allow HTC and Samsung dominate the party, Huawei has gone ahead and a 6.1-inch beastly phablet called the Huawei Ascend Mate. This device will come in at 9.9 mm of thickness, a 6.1-inch 1080p display, 1.8GHz K3 V3 quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and a whopping 4,000 mAh battery. Boy oh boy those specs are a bit overwhelming. Good grief.

There are no actual photos of the device and no additional details for now, but if all holds true to what we’ve seen on the screenshot from the Chinese website above— we should see the device appear sooner than later.

source: Unwiredview

White House study finds ‘no clear evidence’ that Huawei spied for China, however other risks may be present

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Some of you may have heard recently about the rumblings of the Chinese telecommunication giant, Huawei, possibly being guilty of espionage on behalf of China. The thought was that the equipment that was imported and sold in the US contained espionage capabilities, thus provoking thoughts of all out Cold War style tactics. I’m far from a tin foil type, but the thought is actually a little scary. » Read the rest

US House Committee Reports Indicates ZTE & Huawei Pose Major Security Threats In The US

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Looks like there’s an emerging issue going on between two Chinese manufacturing giants here in the US. ZTE and Huawei have each been targeted by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee and may pose a major risk to U.S. security. According to a report based off an 11-month investigation of each company, the U.S. panel found both Huawei and ZTE each failed to satisfy its requests for documents, including detailed information about formal relationships or regulatory interaction with Chinese authorities and the Chinese government. In addition, the special panel found it received credible allegations from “unnamed industry experts”, as well as current and former Huawei employees suggesting Huawei in particular, may be guilty of “bribery and corruption, discriminatory behavior and copyright infringement”. The major goal of the investigation and subsequent report was to essentially find “long-term security risks supposedly linked with Huawei and ZTE’s equipment and service”.

Naturally each manufacturer is not the least bit happy with the U.S. Government’s assertions. ZTE expressed its disappointment by highlighting “profoundly disagrees” with the claim and  “ZTE should not be a focus of this investigation to the exclusion of the much larger Western vendors“. Huawei spokesman William Plummer added “baseless suggestions otherwise or purporting that Huawei is somehow uniquely vulnerable to cyber mischief ignore technical and commercial realities, recklessly threaten American jobs and innovation, do nothing to protect national security, and should be exposed as dangerous political distractions from legitimate public-private initiatives to address what are global and industry-wide cyber challenges“.

Boy oh boy this may get a little messy, especially considering we’re looking forward to some sweet superphones from the manufacturers this year. Here’s hoping we see some sort of resolution sooner than later.

source: Yahoo News

Huawei rolls out Ascend P1 LTE

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We’re already familiar with Huawei’s Ascend P1, and the next logical step for Huawei is to offer that same experience in an LTE flavor. Huawei has officially announced the upcoming availability of the Ascend P1 LTE in the UK exclusively on the recently announced EE (everything everywhere) network. As a refresher, here are the specs of the LTE device:

  • 2000mAh battery
  • 1.5Ghz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP camera
  • 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD (540×960) display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass2

 

Those aren’t bad specs at all, and of course EE and Huawei are promising “ultra-fast mobile communication” with this device. We’re anxious to see how these new devices will perform on the newly announced network.  Hit the break for the full press release. » Read the rest

Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL hits Germany in October

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Remember “the world’s fastest phone”? We got our first hands-on with Huawei’s Ascend D1 Quad XL way back at Mobile World Congress in February, though its actual existence has yet to materialize. However, a new regional launch is finally set to bring the elusive handset to German store shelves in October.

While the phone may have gained a 1 in its name, it still features the same impressive specs. The Ascend D1 Quad XL houses Huawei’s very own 1.2GHz K3v2 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on board storage, which can easily be expanded via MicroSD. Additionally, the 4.5-inch behemoth sports a 2,600mAh battery, which is rated at 500 hours of standby time thanks to Huawei’s battery saving technology.

Availability is slated for the end of October in both matte black and ceramic white colors. While there’s no word on which carriers (if any) will be receiving the handset, it will be sold off-contract for €499 (£395/$625). For the full low-down be sure to check out the official press release below. » Read the rest

Huawei introduces the mid-range tablet MediaPad 7 Lite

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Huawei has unveiled their mid-range tablet dubbed as the MediaPad 7 Lite. As the name suggests, the tablet has a 7″ screen and sports a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor. You can also expect a 1024 x 600 resolution IPS multi-touch 1080p high-definition display along with a 3.2MP rear camera.

The MediaPad 7 Lite will start shipping to South Africa, China, Russia, Philippines and Taiwan from end-August; Indonesia and Malaysia from September.

You can hit the break for the full press release.

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Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD Will Be Shipped In September, Come Fully Loaded With Quad-Core Processor And 16-Core GPU

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Chinese manufacturer Huawei has a new supertablet on the way. It recently announced it has plans to ship the MediaPad 10 FHD to “select markets” starting in September. The tablet comes with a whole host of goodies inside as it will feature:

 

  • A 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 high definition IPS display screen and 16:10 golden ratio
  • 8 megapixel HD rear camera + 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Full 3G & 4G LTE radios built-in

 

While the above mentioned features are nothing to sneeze at, the real kicker is it will feature a quad-core processor along with a 16-core GPU. The K3v2 Cortex-A9 will be clocked at 1.4GHz and when complimented by the device’s massive 6,600mAh battery, the combination will give users over 10 hours of continuous battery life. Oh and the best part is all the goodies inside don’t come at a cost of added heft— the device will measure in at 8.8mm thin and will weigh only 580g. Sadly the device will not be making an appearance here in the States (as of now) and will be launched in Germany, Sweden, Russia, Belarus, Korea, Bahrain and Kuwait. The good news is that other markets will follow, so the hope is that Huawei will announce a variation for the States someday (soon).

Enough with the chit-chatter, you can hit the break to see the full presser from Huawei.

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