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Huawei announces 10-inch high-end MediaPad tablet at MWC

by Doug Drinkwater

February 27 2012

Huawei briefly showed off the new tablet at its MWC press conference
Huawei briefly showed off the new tablet at its MWC press conference

Chinese vendor Huawei took the covers off a prototype 10-inch tablet with a HD screen at Mobile World Congress yesterday.

The new MediaPad FHD was briefly introduced at the firm’s press conference, which largely focused on the vendor's new Ascend smartphones. The tablet sports some impressive specifications, as it has a hi-res 1920 x 1200 resolution IPS display (that’s amble pixels for 1080p HD viewing), a powerful quad-core 1.5GHz K3 processor, and runs the Android 4.0 operating system.

The slate, which weighs 598g and is 8.8mm thick, also boasts an 8MP camera on the rear (there's a 1.3MP camera on the front for video-calling), features Dolby surround sound technology, and supports a number of network standards, including LTE. Huawei says that the model will be available with 8GB, 16GB or 32GB of embedded memory.

It seems as though the tablet remains a prototype at the moment, with the one on show at the exhibition having been specifically created for MWC visitors. Huawei expects the final model to become available sometime in the second half of 2012.

Meanwhile, in related news, Huawei has also confirmed that its MediaPad 7 tablet (also known as the T-Mobile Springboard in the U.S), which it launched last year, will shortly be getting an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0).

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