iPad wasn’t the only tablet device to have its goods leaked prior to a formal launch. Huawei is planning to showcase the latest version of its S7 Android tablet, the S7 Slim, at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) 2011 in Barcelona next week.
CES was the place to feature the tablets this year, as over 100 of the mobile computing devices were introduced, ranging from top shelf to middle-of-the-road models. MWC 2011, as reported on the Android (News - Alert) Community, will supposedly be the place for Huawei to bring in their contender. SlashGear nabbed some photos of the device.
Running on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the device will feature what looks to appear like a front-facing camera, however the rest of the tech specs are still unknown. SlashGear reports that the new S7 Slim will have fewer physical controls compared to its former self, the S7. The only news coming from Huawei (News - Alert) is from a Twitter handle, Huawei Device, in which they tweeted “The #Huawei #IDEOS brand expands to include #tablets” Official or not, the news snippet is certainly going along with the rumors.
No word on when the S7 Slim will be hitting the shelves, but with a MWC launch seemingly on the cards, it won’t be too long until we find out.
Even with the promise of more tablet devices, Apple (News - Alert) is still stealing the headlines with its iPad 2. What was supposed to be a party celebrating the launch of The Daily, a new digital newspaper strictly for the iPad, turned into a media ruckus for the second-generation gadget, as it was spotted by an eyewitness from Reuters.
“A Reuters eyewitness saw what appeared to be a working model of the next iPad with a front-facing camera at the top edge of the glass screen at a press conference to mark the debut of News Corp's (News - Alert) Daily online paper in New York on Wednesday. A source with knowledge of the device confirmed its existence, adding that the final release model could have other features."
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