Huawei leaked an image of the MediaPad two weeks ago, and now it’s here! Huawei launches the MediaPad, which is the world’s first Android 3.2 tablet during the CommunicAsia fair in Singapore. The Huawei MediaPad is a 7-inch tablet computer with Honeycomb Android 3.2, which according to Huawei is the same as 3.1, except that it is optimized for 7-inch screens rather than 10-inch screens.
Huawei’s MediaPad tablet comes with a IPS capacitive touchscreen, GPS, dual cameras (1.3 megapixel front, and 5 megapixel back), WiFi, a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor and 6 hours of battery life. The MediaPad weighs 390 grams (approx. 0.9 pounds), supports full HD 1080p playback, with HSPA+ 3G internet support, and offers 8GB of internal storage with optional expansion via its microSD slot. The device also comes with HDMI output, Bluetooth, and preloaded apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Flash 10.3 player, Documents To Go and Let’s Golf. So far there’s been no mention of a WiFi-only model, and currently Huawei is working on a pricing structure with carriers. If things goes as planned (i.e. if Apple does not sue), we’ll be seeing the Huawei MediaPad on shelves during the third quarter of this year.