Huawei has lifted the lid on a compact Android tablet which will mark the first-ever appearance of a version of Google’s operating system optimised for smaller slates.
According to Victor Xu, marketing chief at the Chinese gadget-maker, the seven-inch MediaPad packs the hitherto unseen 3.2 version of Honeycomb which has been specifically designed for displays with less generous dimensions.
The MediaPad will also be home to a 1.2GHz dual-core processor courtesy of Qualcomm to keep everything ticking over, a 5-megapixel rear facing snapper and a secondary 1.3 megapixel number for video calling.
And adding to its appeal further is that the screen’s resolution of 217 pixels per inch. That compares to the Tab 10.1’s 149 and the iPad 2’s 132.
Right now, there’s no word on UK availability, or pricing. But the fact that Huawei hasn’t anything like the brand recognition over here as it does in its native market means it’s probably not a good idea to wait for carriers to unveil MediaPad contract deals any time soon.
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