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Huawei announces MediaPad 7 Youth as latest member of tablet series


Huawei announced today the launch of the Huawei MediaPad 7 Youth as part of their MediaPad line of tablet devices. The device appears to be aimed at younger users, especially those in school. To help make it sturdy enough for that use, Huawei built it using an aluminum metal unibody making it both strong and light. At just 9.9mm in thickness and only weighing 350g, the device should easily slide into the typical student’s bookbag and be able to handle the abuse it will suffer in there.

The MediaPad 7 Youth is equipped with a 7-inch full HD 1080p capable screen driven by a 1.6GHz processor. Power comes from a 4100mAh battery that Huawei says will last almost two weeks in standby mode. Running Android 4.1, Huawei will be released with support for HSPA+ networks and WiFi support.

Huawei did not release pricing information, but they did indicate the device would be available during Q3 of 2013. Unfortunately for North American customers, it looks like the device will only be made available in Russia, China, Asia Pacific markets, Middle East markets, and in Europe.

source: Huawei

Upcoming Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue Press Render and Specs Leaked


It looks like the possible successor to the MediaPad Lite made its leaked debut earlier on Twitter thanks to DLNA and @evleaks. The new tablet from Huawei will come in two versions. The first one will sport a quad-core Cortex A9 processor running at 1.2 GHz, with the second one carrying a quad-core Cortex A9 processor running at 1.5 GHz. Both tablets will feature a 7-inch 1024×600 display with Wi-Fi, DLNA support, as well as HDMI output. They’ll come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There’s no telling on when and where this tablet will arrive so keep it locked here.

source: @evleaks

Huawei 10-Inch Tablet: An Exciting First Look

Add this to your list of rumored MWC 2012 devices: a Huawei 10-inch tablet with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is reported to have an 8 MP rear facing camera with a flash, WiFi and 3G connectivity, and a microSD expansion slot.

Huawei has been hard at work lately releasing high end devices, including the Ascend P1 S. There have been multiple rumors that Huawei plans to unveil more devices, including their quad-core Ascend D Q and a 10-inch tablet at MWC. This begs the question on whether this 10-inch tablet will have a dual core or quad core CPU, to accompany the Ascend D Q. The 10-inch tablet appears to be a successor to the 7-inch MediaPad.

Some other things to expect from this tablet are a thin metal exterior and a dock connector at the base. It seems as though Huawei will soon be a big contender for high end devices.




Huawei Announces New MediaPad Colors, Throws In Ice Cream Sandwich For Dessert

Huawei continues to make its presence felt at CES. The company graced us with the original MediaPad last year, which of course was among the first of tablets to use Honeycomb 3.2. As fluid and smooth as that tablet was already, Huawei has decided to take the tablet and make it even better by letting Ice Cream Sandwich run the show. They’ve announced all existing versions of the tablet will get the update by the end of Q1. In addition new MediaPads are set to have Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed as well sometime in Q1. Speaking of new tablets— Huawei also announced the MediaPad color series tablets set to arrive in select markets in Q1. That means you’ll be able to enjoy the 1.2GHz smoothness in a black, brown or even pink variant. Be sure to hit the break for the full press release and details. Read more

Huawei releases pricing for MediaPad tablet and Vision Smartphone for the U.K.

We first heard about the Huawei MediaPad back in June when it was expected to be the first device to feature Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Huawei is now telling us the WiFi version will be available early next year in the U.K. for £275 (US$440). They will also offer a HSDPA+ (14.4 Mbps) version, but they are still negotiating with carriers, so we don’t have any pricing yet.

The specs include a 7-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, HDMI, and Android 3.2 Honeycomb.

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[Leak] T-Mobile roadmap shows a super November of phones and tablets

Over the weekend we told you that T-Mobile had some devices for a super mega lauch day on November 2nd. Now we have a lot more insight due to a leaked roadmap, plus we have another release the week after.

November 2

November 9

  • Samsung Robin: This is probably the Galaxy Tab Plus which is the replacement for the Galaxy Tab. Pricing will be $299 on contract.

One item to note is they have the dates for the HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II wrong. We are not sure what the reason is, but the rest of the dates appear to be correct. The Amaze 4G and Galaxy S II will both launch on 10/12/11 which was previously announced.

[via tmonews]

Huawei announces the MediaPad tablet, First device with Android 3.2?

There is no question that 2011 is an explosion year for tablets. With every tablet announcement there is always something that makes it just a little bit different than the others. Here comes Huawei with yet another. Apparantly they are coming out with the MediaTab which is a 7-inch tablet that will sport Android 3.2. UPDATE: This appears to have been a typo in the press release. The MediaTab will ship with Android 3.1.

This is the first we are hearing of 3.2 so what is the difference? According to Huawei this version of Android is designed to work on smaller tablet devices.

The MediaPad will come with a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and will have a high pixel density (1024 x 600) display which will be 217ppi. This beats the Motorola XOOM and Apple IPad 2 which is 160ppi and 132ppi respectively.

Other features include support for 1080p over HDMI output, a 5-megapixel real camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, HSPA 3G at 14.4Mb/s, Bluetooth 2.1, and 802.11n WiFi. There are no plans for a WiFi only model.

Pricing was not made available, but they are planning a fall release.

[via electronista]