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Huawei MediaPad glides through the FCC on track for an August launch

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Huawei MediaPad glides through the FCC on track for an August launch
Huawei’s first “serious” tablet appears to be ready to hit the U.S. market, having just cleared the requisite inspections of the FCC. The MediaPad 10 FHD first caught our attention back at MWC; with its high-end 1080p display, custom quad-core chipset and 2 GBs of RAM it was immediately clear that Huawei came to play with this device.

Huawei announced last month that we can expect the device to ship sometime in August, and the FCC approval would line up with a release later this month, so hopefully we won’t have to wait much longer to get our grubby paws on one. For those of you who need something to distract yourselves with while you wait, or if you’re wondering what the hubbub is about, you can check out this two-minute video Huawei dropped on us last month as they try to stoke the flames of excitement ahead of the product launch:

source: FCC via Phandroid

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posted on 10 Aug 2012, 11:40

1. MalakiMills (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)

On my list of Gadget to Get. Going to wait to see one or two reviews first, but this thing is shaping up to be quite a beast.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 13:06 1

4. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

It'll have to be pretty good to beat Asus and its Transformer series. But then again, maybe I'm just an Asus fanboy. :P

EDIT: Holy crap, your avatar is just... mathematical.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 15:02

6. MalakiMills (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)

That's my thinking, I'm holding off on the Infinity because of the 2 gigs ram in this thing, and how the quad cores stack up against each other. It is quite hard to beat Asus in the tablet sector.

Also: Thanks, I don't know if a 21 year old should be watching cartoon network but I just can't seem to help myself.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 23:28 1

7. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

You will be probably be disappointed. Huawei is still learning the market and I recommend waiting until Huawei has more experience building these high-end devices under its belt.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 11:42 1

2. Zayuh24 (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Very nice tablet. Hopefully, this will give Huawei more "street-cred" here in the US. Pricing of both the tablet and the dock will be its key factor

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 12:25

3. PhoneCritic (Posts: 1057; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


You hit the proverbial nail on the head. Pricing is the key in order to compete with others and the 800 pound Gorilla (Apple) you must compete via pricing as Google did with the Nexus 7
If they can get something like this to be under 400 for Wifi only then they may have a good chance if not welcome to the club of tablets that won't make a dent in the market. and for Pete sake don't place it on a carrier as that only jacks up its price and it will compete poorly against the 800 pound Gorilla.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 13:54

5. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Cool commercial, well done

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 23:51 1

8. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

chinese product...

i think china wants to prove itself too much... i think lenovo meizu and huawei is a good contender... but ZTE.. specially the name sounds cheap!

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 20:31

9. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

How does it sound cheap? If you understand Chinese then it's definitely not cheap. Your nick sound........alrite i'll stop :)

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