Huawei announces IDEOS S7 Slim tablet, IDEOS X3 smartphone

China-based Huawei on Tuesday announced several new smart devices including the IDEOS X3 Android-powered smartphone and the IDEOS X7 Slim Android tablet. The IDEOS X3 will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread and feature a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen display along with what Huawei is calling the thinnest case among 3.2-inch display-toting smartphones currently on the market. The phone will launch with SOFTBANK MOBILE in Japan this spring, and availability in other markets has not yet been discussed. The IDEOS S7 Slim is a 7-inch tablet that will feature the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system, Wi-Fi, integrated 3G, 720p HD video playback and a case that is only 12.5mm thick. Most notably, perhaps, the S7 Slim tablet will launch this April and will retail for less than $300. Hit the break for the full press release from Huawei.

Huawei Reveals Expanded Suite of Smart Devices at 2011 Mobile World Congress

  • Huawei IDEOS™ X3 Smartphone – Sleek, stylish design, the thinnest device in the 3.2-inch screen range on the market with latest intuitive Android 2.3 interface
  • Huawei IDEOS™ S7 Slim next-generation tablet now more streamlined for easier portability
  • Huawei HiLink for automatic, hassle-free Internet connection anywhere, anytime
  • Huawei Mobile WiFi Smart Pro wireless modem with intelligent routing

[Spain, Barcelona, 15 February 2011] Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, introduced its latest Android Gingerbread smartphone, the Huawei IDEOS™ X3, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 15th February. The ultra-stylish Huawei IDEOS X3 blends sleek hardware with high-performing software to help users more effectively manage their communication and social networking activities.

At the same event, Huawei also launched the Huawei HiLink, a plug-and-link data card which connects users to high-speed Internet on-the-go, the Huawei Mobile WiFi Smart Pro wireless modem, an intelligent device which automatically selects the best high-speed Internet connection available, as well as the Huawei IDEOS™ S7 Slim, a next-generation 7-inch capacitive touchscreen tablet offering a blend of style and portability.

“The IDEOS range and our latest mobile broadband solutions are intuitive, simple to use products that offer users an enhanced mobile experience integrated seamlessly across different wireless technologies,” said Mr. Victor Xu, chief marketing officer of Huawei Device. “As we move into 2011, Huawei will continue to lead the drive to provide consumers with smart mobile connectivity at the right price.”

The Huawei IDEOS™ X3 smartphone: intuitive, power-efficient, ultra-stylish

The Huawei IDEOS X3, featuring an ultra-slim exterior, is a high-performing smartphone that boasts a 3.2-inch capacitive HVGA touchscreen, a 3.2 megapixel camera and the Huawei Handset Over-the-Air and Online Upgrade (HOTA) solution for Android, which provides users easy and timely OS upgrades. It is the thinnest device in the 3.2 inch screen range on the market. The smartphone runs on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform, which features a refined user interface that makes the smartphone easy to navigate, more intuitive and more power-efficient.

The Huawei IDEOS X3 also comes standard with applications that allow users to easily manage information and seamlessly sync their various social communication channels.

Product availability:

  • The Huawei IDEOS™ X3 will be available in Japan via SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp. from Spring 2011.
  • The Huawei IDEOS™ S7 Slim will be available in April 2011.
  • The Huawei HiLink will be available in Europe in Q2 2011.
  • The Huawei Mobile WiFi Smartpro will be available in Q2 2011.
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