Spotted: T-Mobile-bound Huawei MediaPad 4G Tablet in the Wild, AT&T-bound HTC Holiday at FCC

September 30, 2011
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Two Android devices–a 7-inch tablet and a 4.5-inch smartphone– have been sighted lately, both of which are reportedly heading for the U.S. market.

“In the wild” photos of the T-Mobile variant of the Huawei MediaPad have been leaked by an unnamed source to TmoNews.

The tablet is reportedly 4G-capable and comes with a 4,100-mAh battery pack. The photos show T-Mobile apps and widgets, which suggest confirmation of where the tablet is heading to.

TmoNews believes that the T-Mobile variant of the Huawei MediaPad will be unveiled at the CTIA Enterprise and Applications conference in San Diego, California, this coming October 11. The rumored release date for this tablet is some time in November.

The Huawei MediaPad’s price is still up in the air, although rumor has it that the tablet will come at a price point to compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire–that’s probably around US$200, on-contract.

The Huawei MediaPad is powered by a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor with Android 3.2 Honeycomb displayed on a 7-inch IPS screen (1280×800 resolution). Native support for Flash 10.3 is also reportedly onboard, as are primary and secondary cameras, and 16 gigabytes of internal storage.

The other Android device spotted recently is the HTC Holiday, which was seen making the rounds at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Information gleaned from FCC documents suggests hardware components compatible with AT&T’s LTE network.

Already announced as the HTC Raider 4G for SK Telecom, the HTC Holiday may reach U.S. store shelves in time for the holidays, and, except if HTC decides to alter the specs a bit, the HTC Holiday for AT&T will most likely bear the same specs as the HTC Raider 4G:

  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
  • Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
  • HTC Sense 3.0 user interface
  • 4.5-inch qHD (960×540) IPS touchscreen
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash
  • 1.3 MP secondary camera
  • 1,620 mAh battery
  • Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n support
  • LTE support
  • Physical dimensions: 128.8 mm x 67 mm x 11.27 mm
  • Weight: 163.8 g

No word on pricing or release date has been given for the AT&T-bound HTC Holiday yet.

What’s your contingency plan for the big flood of Android smartphones and Android tablets coming to sweep you away for the holidays?

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