The Huawei MediaPad is expected to reach store shelves in Germany in early November with a price of EUR399 (US$561), according to

The Huawei MediaPad is a 7-inch tablet first debuted in Singapore several months ago.  Huawei showcased the Huawei MediaPad at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2011) in Berlin this month.

It is one of the first tablets to get the most recent (and reportedly the last) update for the tablet-specific version of Android–Android 3.2 Honeycomb.

One of the attractive things about the Huawei MediaPad is that it is pure Honeycomb, not like other Honeycomb tablets littered with manufacturer-customized user interfaces (e.g., HTC Sense, Samsung TouchWiz, MOTOBLUR, and the like).

With a thickness of 10.5 millimeters (0.4 inches) and weight of 390 grams (0.86 pounds), the Huawei MediaPad is one of the slimmest and lightest 7-inch tablets today.  The tablet also carries a list of powerful specs:

  • 7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • 1200×800 display resolution
  • dual-core, 1.2-GHz Qualcomm processor
  • 8 GB internal Storage
  • 5-megapixel auto focus rear camera
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • High Definition (HD) video recording capabilities
  • 1080p Full HD playback and HDMI port
  • support for HSPA+
  • support for Wi-Fi
  • support for Adobe Flash 10.3
  • over 6 hours battery life

The MediaPad also has a collection of preloaded social media apps such as those for Facebook and Twitter.  Productivity apps such as Documents To Go are also preinstalled.

With instant access to the Android Market, and the MediaPad’s support for high-speed HSPA+ network connectivity, game apps and other Android apps are just a tap away on the MediaPad.

Huawei intends for the MediaPad to bring “design, functionality and performance…within anyone’s reach.”

What do you think of the Huawei MediaPad tablet?