Huawei unveils tablet computer in hopes of taking on Apple, Samsung

Reuters

China's Huawei Technologies (Shenzhen, P.R.C) unveiled a new tablet computer called the MediaPad on Monday that it hopes could take on market leaders Apple (Cupertino, CA) and Samsung Electronics (Seoul, South Korea).

The launch would be part of an aggressive push by Huawei, the world's second-biggest supplier of telecommunications equipment behind Ericsson, into the consumer space.

"With the Huawei MediaPad, we are demonstrating yet again that design, functionality and performance is within anyone's reach," Victor Xu, chief marketing officer of Huawei Device, said in a statement.

Huawei Device is a division of Huawei Technologies that makes cell phones, smartphones and tablet PCs.

Huawei said the 7-inch MediaPad will run on the Android operating system from Google Inc and use a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor from Qualcomm. It will also come with pre-installed applications such as Facebook and Twitter.

A Huawei spokesperson was unable to comment on any pricing information.

The global tablet PC market is now dominated by Apple's iPad with about 80 % of market share.

In China, apart from Apple, Huawei's tablet PCs also compete with Lenovo and ZTE.

(Reporting by Eveline Danubrata and Harry Suhartono; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

ArticleTools

Featured Reports

Geo IoT Outlook: Technologies, Services, Applications

Geo IoT is anticipated to move well beyond simply the ability to determine proximity for commerce and various retail applications. Longer term, presence detection and location determination will be a critical aspect of IoT privacy, security, and preference management for both consumer and industrial applications. 
Buy now

 

DAS Market Analysis and Forecasts 2016 - 2021

Analysis of the DAS market, including carrier WiFi, small cells, and SON, and the leading companies in the DAS ecosystem and their solutions.  The report also includes evaluation of market drivers, challenges, and provides forecasts for 2016 to 2021.
Buy now

 

NextGen Network OSS/BSS Forecast 2016 - 2021

Comprehensive coverage of NGN OSS/BSS including opportunities within Big Data and IoT, analysis of the drivers and issues related to the technical and business aspects of OSS/BSS, deployments and operations issues, and quantitative analysis with forecasts for anticipated growth through 2021.
Buy now