Huawei introduces its entry in the 7 inch tablet market

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.

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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