A Vodafone-branded Huawei tablet has been spotted crossing the FCC, offering a 7-inch WVGA touchscreen and a 2-megapixel camera. The Huawei EC W820 appears to run a proprietary OS, rather than the more common Android, supporting voice and video calls, SMS, media playback, internet browsing and various widgets.
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Samsung's Galaxy Tab isn't the only 7-inch Android slate taking on Steve Jobs' iPad preferences; Huawei still falls short of being a household name, but the company has nonetheless managed to get its Ideos S7 tablet on Best Buy shelves alongside the Galaxy Tab later this month. It'll also make its European debut in early December, and at $299.99/£288 it's also significantly cheaper than the Tab, though with a few understandable compromises along the way. Keep reading for our full Huawei S7 preview.
Who says Motorola and HTC should have all the big-screen Android fun? Huawei aren't especially known for their alluring smartphones, but the new IDEOS X6 could change all that. Packing a 4.1-inch WVGA touchscreen, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and HDMI output, the IDEOS X6 runs Android 2.2 Froyo and, if they can manage to bring it over to Europe or North America, deserves some attention.
Cricket Crosswave MiFi from Huawei technologies, is available today for pre-order, and it looks like it's time to give Verizon a little run for their money. This device looks pretty slick and offers wireless 3G internet for up to four devices, 3-hour usable battery life, and up to 32 GB removable memory slot.
Huawei are another company going in for Android in a big way, already behind several of the operator-branded budget smartphones on the market and hoping to follow up that success with the new Ideos U8150, a Froyo 2.2 smartphone with what's tipped to be a roughly $150 unsubsidized price tag. As well as playing with the U8150 at IFA 2010 today, we also grabbed a fleeting moment with the Ideos S7 tablet and a (non-functional) Huawei prototype for their idea of a potential gaming MID.
Video demos after the cut
As more and more devices clamour for a network connection, mobile hotspots are increasingly shifting out of the briefcase and into the consumer mainstream. Fresh to the market is the Vodafone Mobile WiFi R201, an OLED-toting way of sharing an HSPA connection with some DLNA goodness in the pipeline. We've had the Vodafone R201 in our bag for a while now; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
eReaders are all the rage, so it surprises not that a company such as Huawei would want to get into the fun, too. This new eReader, which is the first from the company, actually looks pretty nice in the whole aesthetics department, even if the white-on-gray-screen has been done once or twice before in the past. That aside, we could see this little guy finding its way into plenty of folks' hearts, especially with some of the features its packing.