Huawei MediaPad Visits FCC, Heading to T-Mobile
The Huawei MediaPad has made its mandatory visits at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) lately and has been given FCC approval, which hints that the Android tablet is nearing its launching.
The FCC, being an independent agency of the U.S. government in charge of approving communication devices before they are released to the market, has apparently checked the Huawei MediaPad inside-out, making sure that it follows standards.
After getting the needed approval from the regulatory commission, the Huawei MediaPad will apparently be heading straight to T-Mobile, although the launch date is still unknown at the moment.
The MediaPad will soon be arriving in the U.S. and packed with a 1.2-GHz processor and a 7-inch touch screen with 1280×800 resolution . It will also be featuring primary and secondary cameras, HDMI port, and the latest Android 3.2 Honeycomb to complete the tablet’s package.
The T-Mobile device is tagged with a price of US$200 (on contract), which, some say is a much lower price than the original price of US$500. Maybe T-Mobile and/or Huawei realized that US$500 is too high if you compare it to the other Android tablets like the Amazone Kindle Fire.
There had been rumors that an HSPA+-enabled device will soon be landing at T-Mobile. Some are saying that the MediaPad will have both 3G and HSPA+ connectivity, but based on the general description of the product in FCC test reports, the MediaPad will be a Wi-Fi-only device.
Would this Android tablet be a better option for you over the Amazon Kindle Fire?