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Huawei introduces its entry in the 7 inch tablet market

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Huawei introduces its entry in the 7 inch tablet market
Amazon has apparently created a monster with the launch last November of the Amazon Kindle Fire. Since then, we have had Google enter the 7 inch low priced tablet market with the Google Nexus 7. The 8GB model of the latter is a bomb aimed right at the Kindle Fire with its $199.00 price tag to match Amazon's device. And speaking of the online retailer, it is expected to soon introduce the sequel to the 7 inch original model.

The Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite

The Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite

One name that is also joining the crowd is Huawei. The Chinese based manufacturer concentrates on low priced devices so it is a natural for them to introduce the Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite. Huawei's 7 inch tablet will offer a 7 inch IPS display with Full-View-Angle producing "an amazing visual experience," 3G connectivity and Wi-Fi support, 1080p Movie Playing which Huawei calls a theater-like experience, all in a  metal unibody shell using a silvery aluminum alloy. Huawei has not revealed a price for the tablet, but based on the company's history, we would expect the Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite to be priced aggressively. No launch date was announced by Huawei.

For consumers, the competition in this area should lead to some very good values. Will some manufacturer, possibly Huawei, come along and demolish the $199 floor that now stands? Or will the focus be on using a shoe horn to stuff as many features into that price point as possible. Hopefully, the manufacturer will release a more precise list of specs for the tablet soon.

source: Huawei via Phandroid

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posted on 25 Jul 2012, 10:01

1. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

is that a rear facing camera I see? intresting. To bad it most likely wont have a high end processor like a tegra 3 :( but I gues we will wait and see what it does have I am curious.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 10:12

2. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

finally seven generation is here then. but blackberry must leave seven and going to ten. if they don't it means end.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 11:24

3. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Exiting time for tablets,exiting for android. Top level tablets for low prices,google android will soon have the lion share of the market and android tablet market will get more and more competitive resulting in better and better tablets like the way android has changed the smartphone market

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 12:41

4. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

I would be glad to see some more tablets similar to the Nexus 7 in the price range, as Google "forgot" two esential features that actually would have been very cheap to implement: MHL and microSD slot.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 17:19

5. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

Dnt forget guyz...microsoft surface..tablet...it might turn out to be one of the best tablets...though...priced higher..than the competion...still it would be very interestng...the tablet market is finally going towards its full blooming season...

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 23:20

6. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)

I'm interested to see this when its done. I want to sell my ipad for a 7 inch android tab. but I might wait until till the windows tabs and that tiny ipad are out so i can make the right choice.

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