Huawei has today introduced it’s first android tablet that will be hitting into UK market. The Huawei Mediapad is the first 7inch tablet running Android Honeycomb 3.2 and is powered by a 1.2Ghz dual-core Qualcomm processor.
Weighing 390g and measuring 10.5mm deep. Huawei has equipped the tablets 7-inch screen with IPS (in-plane switching) technology which should help produce excellent viewing angles.
Dual cameras are on board, including a 5-megapixel primary camera and 1.3-megapixel camera for video calling. Both capture full HD movies, which can be played back in full HD glory on the screen.
As well as a Wifi version the MediaPad is available in an HSDPA version for on-the-go connectivity of 14.4Mbps. Built-in apps include Facebook, Twitter, Let’s Golf and Documents to Go. Flash 10.3 support is included.
With a street price of £275 for the WiFi version, the MediaPad seems extremely competitive. Speaking at the launch today’s Huawei’s Mark Mitchinson from, stated the company’s intention to tap into the 7-inch market, an area currently under-represented by product.
Adam Leach from Ovum comments: There is currently an opportunity in the tablet market to bring high quality devices to a mass-market audience. Huawei given its scale and expertise, is well positioned to take advantage of this opportunity.’
The Huawei MediaPad launch date is set for Q1 2012 and will cost around £275.