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Huawei launches new Android tablet

Chinese telecoms device maker Huawei has launched the MediaPad, a dual core CPU tablet that will run from the Google mobile ‘Honeycomb’ 3.2 OS.

Huawei’s MediaPad builds on from their IDEOS S7 Slim tablet from earlier this year, which ran from Android ‘Froyo’ 2.2 and without the power behind this new large touch display device.

The new Huawei tablet is reportedly the slimmest and lightest tablet around today, whilst measuring just 10.5mm thick and weighing in at 390grams.

The MediaPad will also arrive as the world’s first dual core 1.2Ghz processor driven 7-inch touch screen tablet, which runs from the newest version of Android that has been especially designed for tablets and not mobile phones.

The device is backed by Huawei’s Hi-Space cloud solution for applications, along with the Google Android Market for standard apps, Flash 10.3 support and with Facebook, Twitter, Let’s Golf and Documents to Go preinstalled.

MediaPad supports full HD 1080P video playback thanks to the accompanying chipset, with a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling and a 5MP rear facing variant with HD video recording abilities with an HDMI port too.

The tablet doesn’t just tip up with WIFI on-board, as is the case with many tablets hitting the market today – as there is also HSPA+ 14.4Mbps capabilities built in.

No prices or arrival dates have been made public surrounding the Huawei MediaPad, but One Mobile Ring expects the tablet to be very competitively priced and due around Q3.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.