Huawei MediaPad to be offered in the US by T-Mobile

Huawei had made headline this summer when it launched the MediaPad tablet PC which it describes as the best and finest piece of tablet hardware to come out of its gates. Now it seems the 7 inch MediaPad is all set to woo American tablet buyers with T-Mobile as the carrier partner.

However, neither Huawei nor T-Mobile is making any official noises about it and all of this is based on pure speculation that seems to be based on pure facts. Like the upcoming tablet device from T-Mobile bears a striking similarity with the Huawei MediaPad. So much that its perhaps safe to bet on the tablet being MediaPad itself. Maybe T-Mobile will re-brand the tablet before it is launched in the American market.

As for the tablet’s specifications, it is based on 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor and runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb. A 7 inch IPS display having a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels makes up the front of the tablet. On-board storage capacity is 16 GB while the battery is rated at 4100mAh.

Other physical characteristics of the device are that it weighs 0.86 pounds and is 0.41 inch thick. It has capability to playback 1080p HD Video and has an HDMI output to connect to a compatible device. The device boasts of GPS functionality as well though the US version of the device may differ slightly.

However, the real surprise of the entire package from T-Mobile might be its cost which as per TmoNews could be as low as just $200 after agreeing to a two year service contract. The price isn’t confirmed as yet though if that is what the tablet will come for then it could well turn out to be a real steal even if it means living with T-Mobile for two whole years. More so in light of the Amazon Fire that costs as much but lacks several tablet oriented features such a front and rear facing cameras. Also, the Huawei MediaPad is a 4G capable tablet.

However, while its not known when the MediaPad will shop up in America, sources at Huawei had earlier stated it would be nearly end of this year for that to happen. Huawei however is making available the tablet in Malaysia and India in October itself while its already on pre-order in Singapore for the equivalent of $473.

In a related development, Huawei has also announced buyers of its tablet PCs automatically qualify to 10 GB of free cloud storage.

“We plan to offer 10 GB cloud storage to buyers of our Vision and MediaPad devices. This storage can be used to sync contacts and store applications, apart from storing photos, music and videos,” revealed Anand Narang, marketing and solutions director at Huawei India.

However, its not known if that’s going to be offered to all buyers of the MediaPad anywhere in the world or is applicable to specific markets.

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  • Tvnewsgal

    Now with Amazon’s Fire Tablet, they better rethink the CRAZY price of $489.  No one has heard of this company.  No ones going to pay $500 for a non-brand name tablet!