If ever there was a "One more thing moment" it came at Huawei's Mobile World Congress 2012 press conference
today, where the company's chairman waited until after a Q&A session to say, oh by the way, it'll sell a 10-inch version of its MediaPad tablet. The company stopped short
of providing specs, and in the demo area outside the event, journalists were prohibited from actually touching the device. Here's what we know, though: it has a 10-inch 1920 x 1200, IPS display and the same industrial sign as the original MediaPad
(aka the T-Mobile Springboard), with what appears to be a unibody aluminum build. You'll also find that white piece of plastic on the back that brings to mind HTC devices of yore, but instead of capping either portrait end, it stretches across the top of the back, where the 8-megapixel camera is. The tablet will ship with Ice Cream Sandwich, and, as before, the skinning atop Android seems minimal -- vanilla, even! Other specs: it has the same new K3V2 chip found inside the Ascend D Quad smartphone announced today. It'll go on sale in markets like China and Europe in Q2, meaning we don't know about US availability yet. For now, though, we've got some eyes-on shots below for your viewing pleasure and specs in the press release after the break.Update:
We've added the official press release just past the break.