Huawei is kicking it in Singapore today, at CommunicAsia 2011. Pop along to its “Smart for Transformation” booth and you’ll find the spanking new MediaPad, which Huawei boasts is the “world's first 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet”.
You might remember the frankly god-awful MediaPad trailer that surfaced last week. Thankfully Huawei has delivered a tablet that’s significantly classier than the ad itself.
"With the Huawei MediaPad, we are demonstrating yet again that design, functionality and performance is within anyone's reach," says Victor Xu, Huawei Device’s Chief Marketing Officer. "The MediaPad opens up new worlds of entertainment for consumers by removing the barriers to tablet ownership, increasing access to a truly high-quality mobile entertainment experience fully integrated with cloud-based internet content."
Er, that’s all well and good, Vic, but what about the specs? Well, the MediaPad supports 1080p playback with a 7in display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5MP/1.3MP rear/front camera combo, and an HDMI port. Nice.
Interestingly, the MediaPad will rock Android 3.2, which Huawei tells Engadget is essentially the same as 3.1, but geared towards 7in displays. In that respect, it will indeed be the “world’s first”.
It’s the same old story; we’re not entirely sure if/when we’ll see this bad boy in the UK, but we’re keeping our fingers and toes crossed. It’s expected to land Stateside in Q3.