Huawei announces IDEOS X3 smartphone and S7 Slim tablet (from MWC 2011)

Huawei announces IDEOS X3 smartphone and S7 Slim tablet (from MWC 2011)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.

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