Preview: Huawei’s Aussie Android Phones, Tablets For 2011

Preview: Huawei’s Aussie Android Phones, Tablets For 2011

Huawei wants to become a top 5 handset maker in the next two years, and will be targeting Australia with its 7-inch MediaPad and a new range of new Android phones. I got a quick hands-on this morning, so let’s take a look at specs and availability.

The MediaPad runs Android 3.2, a version of Honeycomb that optimises icons for the 7-inch display. The screen runs at 1280×800, and has a pixel density of 217; not quite as high as recent smartphones, but sharper than the iPad. Other key specs includea SIM card slot for 3G connectivity, a 1.2GHz dual core CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB flash storage, microSD card support, b/g/n Wi-Fi, HDMI output and dual cameras (5MP rear, 1.3MP at front).

At 380g, the MediaPad feels nice in the hand, and Huawei said it’s working on customised widgets, such as integrated social networking. No pricing was announced, but it should be available between July and September.

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Huawei also took the wraps off its new Australian consumer site. You can check it out at: [Huawei Mobile Australia]