By July 18, 2012

Huawei drop off a monster tablet

HuaweiMediaPad10FHDAs we discussed in the podcast, there are a number of companies that have gone head to head with Apple to try and rustle up a little piece of the 10.1″ action. Asus, Samsung, Acer and more have had their go with varying degrees of success however Apple’s iPad managed to hold it’s ground maybe only accruing the odd bruise. The only way that any of the tablet manufacturers have been able gain any success is by targeting the market Apple did not already occupy, smaller, cheaper and less powerful devices. Google’s new Nexus 7 seems to be positioning itself to put the squeeze on the iPad, but again, it isn’t really in the same class.

Maybe one of our favourite underdog’s could come along and steal the thunder from the bloated fruit. Huawei is that new combatant. They are set to launch their new MediaPad 10 FHD in late August for only $475 dollars, and it has some surprisingly beastly specs:

  • 10-inch 1920 x 1200 IPS LCD
  • Custom Quad-core 1.5 GHz Huawei K3V2 processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Android 4.0 ICS
  • HSPA+ support
  • 8 MP/1.3 MP dual cameras
  • 8 GB of on-board storage, and a microSD card slot
  • 6,400 mAh Battery
  • very slim profile (8.8 mm thickness and 589 grams weight)

Between that display, the quad-core chip and 2GB’s of RAM, this thing could be a monster of performance. Huawei are no stranger to the tablet market, having released a number of respectable smaller devices over the last few years. Still, the problem isn’t in the hardware is it? The real reason that Apple’s iPad smokes the competition in sales is marketing and reputation. It probably wouldn’t matter if Huawei or any other hardware company made a product with specs that were twice as powerful as this. Most consumers don’t look at those things. It’s simply going to take Android some time to build public trust and prove that it does more things faster and easier than iOS. It doesn’t matter that this is the reality right now. It will take competitive products to change public perception.
At least companies like Huawei are striving toward that, and this product looks like it could offer huge value for money, especially in the enthusiast market!

Posted by: Gareth

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