Tablet devices of all shapes and sizes continue to pour out at the Computex and there’s one more to join the show – the S7 from Huawei. With so many tablets propping up, it would have been silly not to see a tablet being launched by a company as big as the Huawei from neighboring China. And they have bought with them a mighty device in the form of the S7, to say the least.
To begin with, the S7 may remind you of the Streak 5 from Dell though this one packs in a slightly larger 7 inch screen. Huawei though is not in the mood to reveal all with the S7 so a complete picture of the S7 remains elusive. And its only bits and pieces of news that we got to be contend with right now. Like we know it’s going to have upfront a WVGA capacitive touchscreen with 800 x 480 pixel resolution. The S7 on display was running Android 2.1 operating system though the latest version of the open source OS is sure to be somewhere down the line.
The device comes with built in 3G support as well as voice connectivity though its hard to imagine someone holding a device with a 7 inch screen up to the ears, unless of course a headset is made use of. The S7 though has been designed for effective single handed use. Apart from 3G, the tablet also features WiFi b/g as well as Bluetooth. The S7 will also be good enough for 720p HD quality video playback.
Apart from this, the S7 will come with Google applications like Gmail, Google Calendar and so on right from day one. Best of all users will have unlimited access to the Android Market with the S7. So what this essentially means is there will be hundred and thousands of third party apps waiting to be picked up with just a few clicks or rather a few taps on the touch sensitive screen.
Huawei isn’t forthcoming on what powers the S7 though the fact that the tablet was there to be seen at the Qualcomm booth might be an indication of some sort of a Snapdragon lurking somewhere within the sleek outer surface. And while it’s the 1GHz processor that’s likely to be doing duty, it’s the 1.2GHz version that most would like to have in the S7.
And perhaps as is the norm, no pricing details has been let out or when it can be seen doing the rounds in the market. But the thing that can be said with a fair degree of surety is that the S7 can well turn out to be the best Android based tablet so far.
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Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email