Huawei's MediaPad 7 Lite gets detailed specs, shipping dates

When Huawei revealed its new MediaPad 7 Lite slate, it wasn't generous with the details, but now we've got a few more to share with you. The final specifications are out, so we now know for sure that the ICS tab will arrive packing a 7-inch IPS display (1,024 x 600) supporting 1080p, a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor, 1GB RAM and 8 gigs of storage, expandable via microSD (up to the usual 32). To keep you connected, you've got Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi of the a/b/n varieties, or the option of sticking a SIM in it for HSPDA 3G speeds on the move. The cameras are nothing to shout about, but 3.2 megapixels on the back and 0.3 on the front will probably do for the odd Skype call or emergency picture. We can't see how much later into August you can get, but the PR states shipping will begin then, to South Africa, China, Russia, the Philippines and Taiwan, and to Indonesia and Malaysia in September. Seven inches just not enough? Then how about its keyboard-endowed bigger brother?

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Huawei Unveils Ultra-Portable Fashion-Forward MediaPad 7 Lite

Shenzhen, China, August 31, 2012 - Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, launched the HUAWEI MediaPad 7 Lite, the latest addition to the Huawei tablet family. Ultra-portable and housed in an 370g sleek metal unibody shell, the MediaPad 7 Lite is powered by Google Android 4.0 and a Cortex A8 1.2GHz processor. Its super-clear 7-inch 1024 x 600 IPS multi-touch 1080p high-definition display is complemented by its 3G cellular voice function. The MediaPad 7 Lite will start shipping to South Africa, China, Russia, Philippines and Taiwan from end-August; Indonesia and Malaysia from September.

"Good things come in small packages. The MediaPad 7 Lite is our answer to consumers' demands for a good-looking, portable high-performance tablet at a price that makes sense for them. The MediaPad 7 Lite is consumers' perfect entertainment and communications companion," said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device.

The MediaPad 7 Lite makes staying in touch easier with its 3G and WiFi cellular, SMS and MMS capabilities. It is compatible with nearly all multimedia formats and also features a 3.2 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera.

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Huawei's MediaPad 7 Lite gets detailed specs, shipping dates