The local tablet is getting crowded, with global ICT provider throwing their hat into the ring with their 7-inch MediaPad tablet. Huawei’s foray into the local Honeycomb tablet market looks promising – the MediaPad is powered by Qualcomm’s 1.2GHz dual-core processor (which marks the first time we’ve actually seen a Honeycomb tablet running something other than NVIDIA’s Tegra 2), measures in at only 10.5mm thick and tips the scales at 390g. Connectivity wise, the MediaPad has all the bases covered – WiFi, Bluetooth and HSPA+ almost guarantees that you’ll be able to stay online where ever you go.
“With the Huawei MediaPad, we are demonstrating yet again that design, functionality and performance are within anyone’s reach. The 7-inch tablet remains the preferred size for portability, and Android Honeycomb 3.2 is dedicated to enhance the full potential of 7-inch tablets. Huawei is very pleased to be the first to offer this package to consumers globally and most especially here in the Philippines.” said Zack Zhangxiang, Device Group Head of Huawei Philippines. “The MediaPad opens up new worlds of entertainment for consumers by removing the barriers to tablet ownership, enabling access to a truly high-quality mobile entertainment experience.”
No price has been set for the device, though we’d estimate it to fall in roughly in the 18-24K range once it hits.