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Those who are looking for a 7″ tablet running Android Honeycomb may want to keep your eyes out for the Huawei MediaPad, which was just launched at CommunicAsia in Singapore.
The world’s first Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Tablet – Huawei MediaPad Keywords: huawei mediapad, 3.2 android honeycomb, android 3.2 tablet, honeycomb tablet, huawei android tablet, 7 inches tablet There's no denying that the tablet market is coalescing around three different device sizes: those with 10-inch displays, those with 9-inch displays, and those with 7-inch displays. And now, Those who are looking for a 7″ tablet running Android Honeycomb may want to keep your eyes out for the Huawei MediaPad, which was just launched at CommunicAsia in Singapore. Huawei isn't the first tablet maker to shoot for a 7-inch figure, but the MediaPad will supposedly be the first tablet to run Android 3.2, a version of Google's Honeycomb tablet software that's designed for smaller screens. This version of Android 3.2 Honeycomb is just for 7-inch tablet One of the most important things said about Huawei MediaPad is that it will run the previously unannounced Android 3.2 Honeycomb. According to Huawei, Android 3.1 was designed for 10.1-inch devices, while 3.2 is specially catered toward 7-inch devices. A spokesperson said that graphics will be optimized for the smaller screen. We will probably have to wait for Google to explain more about Android 3.2. Features The MediaPad is the world’s first slate to use Android 3.2, a version of Honeycomb customized for 7″ devices. Huawei has not revealed many details like its price or expected ship date yet but we do know it sports a front facing 1.3 megapixel and 5 megapixel rear HD camera with 1080p full HD playback, in a 0.86 lbs, 0.4″ (10.5mm) slim package. The MediaPad is at 10.5mm and comes in 2mm thicker than the iPad, but at a fraction the weight. It weighs in at just 0.85 pounds compared to the iPad 2's 1.33 pound rating. More importantly, the MediaPad eclipses the 0.9 pound weight of both the RIM PlayBook and HTC Flyer/EVO View 4G--both of which also have 7-inch displays. What’s more, the MediaPad has a dual-core 1.2-GHz SnapDragon processor and comes with a 4100mAh battery, which provides for six hours of battery life. The display offers WSVGA resolution at a respectable 217 pixels per inch. That's well ahead of the iPad 2's pixel density of 132ppi and the Motorola Xoom's 160ppi. MediaPad Demo and Specs (放视频) Where to buy? Huawei typically sells its products through operators and the MediaPad will be no exception. However, according to Victor Xu, the chief marketing officer for Huawei Device, the MediaPad will also be sold through Huawei retailers (this will require the company to find distribution partners to sell the MediaPad). That's good news for consumers who prefer not to sign onto data plans with operators just to get subsidized hardware, but rather pay full price for a tablet.
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