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iPad 2 Rival Alert : 10-inch Huawei Tablet To Be Launched At MWC2012

Chinese manufacturer Huawei is set to launch a 10-inch tablet with a 16:9 screen ratio at Mobile World Congress next week according to GSMArena.

The tablet, which has yet to be named, is said to come with Ice Cream Sandwich and have an eight megapixel camera mounted at the back, the same resolution as the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and a front facing one.

The device - which is roughly around 10mm thick - will come with built in 3G support as well as a microSD card slot. Pictures posted by GSMArena appear to originate from a Russian website and show a rather elegant device with a grey/white colour scheme.

Expect the tablet to be part of Huawei's MediaPad tablet range. Huawei already has a 7-inch Media Pad tablet called the S7 that runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb and was released last year with a suggested retail price of £330.

We believe that the new tablet will be a bigger version of the S7G with a Qualcomm dual core Snapdragon processor (the MSM8260 clocked at 1.2GHz) with 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 1280 x 800 pixels display, Bluetooth, a microUSB port and Wi-Fi.

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