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The world’s first Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Tablet – Huawei MediaPad by modem3gzeng

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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.

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									                   The world’s first Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Tablet –

Huawei MediaPad

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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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