Huawei MediaPad to ship with Ice Cream Sandwich, older models will be updated

By on January 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM.

Huawei MediaPad to ship with Ice Cream Sandwich, older models will be updated

Last summer, Huawei’s MediaPad was one of the first manufactures to ship a device pre-loaded with Android 3.2 Honeycomb. The Chinese company is now attempting a similar strategy with the release of Ice Cream Sandwich. Existing models of the MediaPad will receive an Android 4.0 update by the end of the first quarter, and new MediaPads will come pre-loaded with the software beginning some time the first quarter. Additionally, the tablet will be offered in the current color scheme, and will add shadow black, classic brown, and passion pink to the mix. The MediaPad features a 7-inch 1280 x 800-pixel display that supports 1080p full HD video playback, a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor and six hours of battery life. Read on for the company’s full press release. More →

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Huawei hopes to ship 20 million smartphones this year

By on July 7, 2011 at 12:40 AM.

Huawei hopes to ship 20 million smartphones this year

Last year, Huawei shipped 3.3 million smartphones, and this year the Shenzhen-based company has bigger goals in mind. On Wednesday the company lifted its yearly smartphone shipment projection to 20 million units according to Reuters — a jump from the 12-15 million smartphones the company said it hoped to ship this year back in April. “Our original target this year was at 12-15 million units globally,” Victor Xu, chief strategy and marketing officer of Huawei Device, said. “Currently, based on the sales in the first half of this year, sales in the domestic market might have already exceeded this figure. Therefore, we think probably that could be around 20 million units globally.” Huawei has launched a number of affordable handsets globally, and while some have landed on regional U.S. carriers, the larger U.S. carriers typically only stock its USB modems. The company also recently took the wraps off of its new MediaPad Android tablet, a device that is expected to launch this fall — although it’s unclear if it will make its way to the United States. More →

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Huawei announces 7-inch MediaPad Android Honeycomb tablet

By on June 20, 2011 at 7:55 AM.

Huawei announces 7-inch MediaPad Android Honeycomb tablet

On Monday, Huawei officially announced the MediaPad, a 7-inch tablet powered by Android 3.2 (Honeycomb). The MediaPad sports a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 5-megapixel camera, a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chats, support for HSPA+ and 802.11n Wi-Fi networks, HDMI-out, and a microSD card slot for adding up to 32GB of storage. Huawei also says the MediaPad’s 4,100mAh battery should provide more than six hours of battery life. The MediaPad is expected to launch this fall, although Huawei did not provide a price. More →

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