A new Huawei MediaPad tablet gets Bluetooth certified, will most likely come with mid-range specs

March 9, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu

Huawei Tablets, Rumors, Tablets

Huawei-MediaPad 7 inch

I don’t know about you, but I for one keep finding myself jump up and down my room every time I spot something over the web about a new gadget from Huawei. The Chinese technology manufacturer was a no-name company in the US this time last year, but after unveiling quad-core smartphones and tablets during the past couple months, it has drawn serious attention from Android geeks all over the world.

Yet another Huawei manufactured gadget has made its way to be Bluetooth certified, but before you get overly excited, you should know that the MediaPad S7-301c tablet is only set to come with mid-range specs.

As a matter of fact, taking a look at the ‘’S7-301c’’ codename I’m willing to bet my life on the fact that the slate will be a rehashed version of the 7-inch MediaPad released last year. Don’t remember that slate? I can’t say that I blame you, as it came with decent, but average specs, including a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 processor and a 7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.

The MediaPad S7-301c (don’t worry, that’s clearly not a final name!) is set to run Android 3.2 Honeycomb out of the box, exactly like its first version, and to feature Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi and optional 3G.

Other than these and the fact that it will be ultra-thin, elegant and stylish, we don’t know many things about this upcoming Huawei MediaPad tablet. Of course, there’s no news about its price and availability, but if I were to speculate, I’d say that the slate will be made available in two months tops.

As far as pricing is concerned, I don’t want to start any rumors, but if this MediaPad will go for anything more than 400 bucks, it will have some serious problems in selling more than a couple of units. What do you guys think, does a 7-inch mid-range slate have any chance of performing these days or is this set to be another gadget to be quickly forgotten?

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