Huawei’s MediaPad available at AT&T today
It’s cheap tablet season in the USA, apparently. Yesterday Sprint officially announced the $99 ZTE Optik, and today it’s AT&T’s turn to start offering an affordable Android-powered tablet it seems, although it’s a different one. After having made its way to T-Mobile where it’s sold as the Springboard, the Huawei MediaPad (the world’s first tablet to run Android 3.2 Honeycomb, if that matters to anyone anymore) should become available for AT&T business customers today.
Unfortunately the Chinese company didn’t bother to say anything about pricing, so we’ll have to wait and see. Anyway, for business customers, pricing usually varies according to the account, so hopefully when the MediaPad will be out for consumers we’ll find out more.
AT&T’s MediaPad comes with support for HSPA+, a 7-inch IPS 1280×800 touchscreen, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 5 MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording and playback support, and Wi-Fi. It still runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb, but an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is planned for the internationally-sold version, and perhaps AT&T’s will also get some love in this regard – but we don’t know for sure.