The Huawei Mediapad will be distribute by Vodafone in both the 7-inch and 10-inch format.
During the IFA 2011 in Berlin, Vodafone Germany has announced two self-branded Honeycomb tablets that will be available across the country in November and should characterize the company’s Christmas campaign. As with the previous Android smartphones, the Vodafone Ideos and the Vodafone Smart, also the brand new Vodafone Smart 7 and Vodafone Smart 10 will be manufactured by Chinese Huawei, and will be carriers’ versions of the Huawei Mediapad we already know. Technical specifications are very respectable, keep reading for the full data sheet and price information.
Both tablets run Android Honeycomb 3.2 and are driven by a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor. They Have 1GB of RAM and 16GB of mass storage that can be expanded with microSD, both rear and front-facing cameras at 5Mpx and 2Mpx respectively, and support to Vodafone’s HSDPA networks with download speed up to 14.4Mbps. The two devices will differ only in display size, 7-inch and 10-inch, but both will have a resolution of 1280×800 pixels.
No word on the prices, even though we know that the 7-inch Huawei Mediapad should reach shelves at a price of €399 so the Vodafone branded version is probably going to be cheaper than that.
No word on the availability in markets different than the German one, but we confide Vodafone will make the two slates widely available in all the countries they operate.
Update: the two Smart Tablets won’t actually be manufacured by Huawei as initially said during IFA 2011 but rather by the other big Chinese manufacturer, ZTE.