MWC 2012: Hands-on with the Huawei Ascend D quad and MediaPad 10 Full HD
Today was Huawei’s big announcement here in Barcelona, on the eve of Mobile World Congress. The Chinese company is certainly hopeful about its future in the smartphone space, and it has made some bold claims about its new D series superphone, the Ascend D quad. Best in the world or not, the D quad (if priced at a more affordable level than its competitors) could be one of this year’s nice surprises in this space.
Until we find out if it’s managed that or not, why not look at it from a variety of angles? That’s right, straight from Huawei’s event in Barcelona, we give you the Huawei Ascend D quad:
For more pictures, just use the gallery at the end of this post. Here’s a quick hands-on demo video showcasing the Huawei Ascend D quad:
The D1 quad is a looker, but its design doesn’t bring anything very special in today’s smartphone world. So Huawei was cautious with the design, unlike the the stance it took on the use of hyperbole. The idea here, surely, is that the Ascend D1 quad has bombastic enough innards for an elegant, but ‘classic’ design to nicely complement them.
Huawei’s ‘one more thing’ was the MediaPad 10, a tablet we’ve heard was coming. Unfortunately the company didn’t say much about this tablet, other than the fact that it will also have a Huawei-designed processor, and a Full HD 1080p touchscreen. That, according to one Huawei rep, will also make it to the tablet’s name, as apparently it will actually be called Huawei MediaPad 10 Full HD. Hopefully at some point before release someone will realize that’s just a tad too long, but we can’t be sure at this point.
As you can see, we have some eyes-on pictures of the Media Pad 10, as well as an eyes-on video (featuring the fewest “a few words” about a product ever recorded):
Eyes-on and not hands-on, because we weren’t actually allowed to touch the MediaPad 10 (that’s a Huawei rep’s hand over there). It’s very slim and has a nice unibody aluminum design very reminiscent (on the back) of HTC’s Flyer tablet – but in a good way. Other than that we can’t really say much about the MediaPad 10 yet. We’re hoping it too will get a proper unveiling in the future, and we’ll be here to report on that when it happens.