Speaking of 7-inch tablets, it looks like Huawei’s 7-inchmay be adding to T-Mobile’s 4G device line up very soon. Availability rumored to be announced at the fall CTIA event next month, the MediaPad has suffered a few delays, originally said to be released back in August.
Huawei’s MediaPad may compete against the Amazon Kindle Fire, since the MediaPad will supposedly be priced the same, at $199. While neither T-Mobile, nor Huawei have the media content store that Amazon has, the MediaPad will offer some tablet features that the doesn’t have. Here are its specs:
- Android 3.2 Honeycomb
- 7″ IPS display, 1280 x 800, 216 PPI (significantly higher than Amazon Kindle Fire’s PPI)
- 1.2 GHz, dual-core processor
- 1.3 MP front-cam, 5 MP rear-cam with autofocus and HD video recording
- 16 GB internal storage, expandable via micro-SD card slot
- 4G mobile broadband support (will it join the Samsung Galaxy S2 and HTC Amaze 4G on the 42Mbps 4G network?)
However, at the rumored $199 price point, that would be in addition to a 2-year contract, which the Amazon Kindle Fire doesn’t have. Take the pricing info with a huge grain of salt, but if it were to come true, I think this would be quite an attractive tablet for T-Mobile users to consider.