Some may not be familiar with Huawei, but it is slowly stepping into the Android world, and is working hard to introduce competitive options if you want to buy a smartphone or tablet at a cut-rate cost. You might have not heard of Huawei’s IDEOS S7 Slim before, it is a 7-inch tablet served with Android 2.2 Froyo. And, you might be astounded to know that its cost is below $300. Too bad it’s not Honeycomb.
Lately, Huawei appears to be cooking something up, and are apparently getting ready to introduce a new dual-core tablet that will be known as Huawei MediaPad. Back at MWC 2011, it was dubbed under the name S7 Pro.
The MediaPad is regarded by Huawei as “the smartest, smallest, and lightest tablet ever.” As of the moment, we don’t have specific details about its full features, however, it is rumored that the device will be equipped with a next generation Snapdragon dual-core 1.5GHz chip. Otherwise, it will most likely be powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. Either way, it has the potential to become a smash hit. The other features are said to be the same, like 3G enabled, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HD video support, web browser, front and rear camera, video calling, email and more.
Moreover, unlike the S7 Slim, the MediaPad will be running Android’s sweetest, latest version, Android Honeycomb 3.1. Meaning to say, its display and resolution will reach up to 1280 by 800. The S7 Slim might have the word “slim” in its name but the MediaPad will be slimmer and lighter than it is. And guess what – its price could just lie under the $400 mark.
The MediaPad is also believed to run Android Honeycomb, which would mean that the screen resolution could be bumped up to 1280 x 800. The tablet should be lighter and thinner than the S7 Slim and could slide in somewhere under $400.
Tech pundits in the industry say things are really going to take off when a decent Android tablet can be had for $300 or so dollars. Thankfully friends, it looks like this day is fast approaching! I love you, competition.
What’s your ideal price for a tablet? Any ideas for the perfect feature/connectivity set?
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I like the overall look of the device but 7″ tablets are just too expensive imo at this point in time.
Totally agree. with only 6 hour battery life and considering the tablet price war that’s about to start up, this MediaPad needs to be about $300USD or less to sell.
At 399euro, it’s way too expensive.