With the slew of tablets in tow for this year, one has got to fit the bill for everyone, eventually. Some people are pissing themselves in anticipation for the iPad. Those who want better hardware, and you know, Flash support ( as unimportant as it may be to some), are looking to other tablets, such as Notion Ink’s Adam or Dell’s Streak. Yet another tablet has been announced, and was displayed at CeBit this year- Huawei’s SmaKit S7, another Android tablet coming at some point this summer.
The Huawei S7 boasts a 7-inch display (800 x 400 resolution), 2 USB ports, HDMI port, 3G option, expandable memory, and 720P playback. It will ship with Android 1.6, and upgrading options have yet to be announced, but it doesn’t sound too far-fetched that it could get some Android 2.1 lovin’ in the future. Huawei put a lot of work into the software, as it shows a lot of functionality, and is quite snappy. There is a row of ‘home screen options’ along the bottom of the display, which makes for easier navigation, and it’s implemented in a way that it does not take up too much screen real estate. Well done.
The competition is heating up in the tablet space, and there aren’t even that many out at the moment yet. Increased competition only means that the consumer wins. I just bought the HP Touchsmart TM2, one of their newest convertible laptops that turns into a tablet in hopes that later on I could not justify buying a tablet when more options are available. While this serve more functionality, I think I’ll still eventually find a need (want) to buy a tablet. Now the Huawei S7 may not be the biggest competition to the iPad, but gives the customer another choice, and will hopefully will not cost an arm and a leg.
[Via: MobileWhack ]