Chinese manufacturer Huawei has flown into Barcelona to launch a number of new products at Mobile World Congress, including the IDEOS X3 smartphone and the S7 Slim tablet.
The Huawei IDEOS X3 runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and boasts an ultra-slim body. Indeed, it claims to be the thinnest smartphone with a 3.2in screen. It’ll feature a 3.2MP camera, and launches in Spring 2011 in Japan. No word yet on a possible European release for the Huawei IDEOS X3.
On the tablet front, the Huawei IDEOS S7 Slim is a skinner version of the existing S7. As the name suggests, it has a 7in screen, and it’ll be just 12.5mm thick. OS-wise, it’ll run Android 2.2 (Froyo), with 720p HD video playback, Wi-Fi support, and integrated 3G.
The Huawei IDEOS S7 Slim starts shipping in April 2011. It’s expected to retail for around $300, which is just under £190 in our money. Inevitably it’ll sell for a little more than that, but the S7 Slim will still be an attractive budget alternative to the iPad et al.