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Huawei MediaPad Tablet, Sonic & Ideos X3 Cloud Phones Launched in India

Posted on the 15 November 2011 by Tftb @TFTB

Huawei has launched the MediaPad Android Honeycomb tablet and a few Android smarphones which includes some cloud features.  Huawei has partnered with Aircel to provide data plans which suit your need.

Huawei MediaPad tablet, Sonic & Ideos X3 Cloud phones launched in India

Along with the tablet, Huawei is also launching two new smartphones, Huawei Sonic and Huawei Ideos X3 which are termed as cloud phones as these devices are integrated with Huawei’s own cloud service called HiCloud.

Huawei Mediapad is priced 28,359 INR, the Sonic is 9,210 INR and Ideos X3 at 10,220INR.

Check the press release after the jump

Huawei launches world’s first Cloud Phones Range in India

Strengthens its commitment towards the Indian market by launching the much awaited MediaPad and Two New Generation Smartphones with Cloud+ service

New Delhi, India, 15th November, 2011: Huawei Devices, which, aims to be amongst the top 5 OEM handset brand world-wide, today announced the launch of Cloud Services for the first time in India. The event also marked the presence of Chetan Bhagat, Brand Associate unveiling the highly awaited MediaPad and two New Generation Cloud phonesHuawei Sonic & Huawei IDEOS X3 for the tech and style oriented Indian audiences.

The explosive growth of content, multi-device ownerships, range of connectivity options, social networking services and any time anywhere access has driven the need for Cloud Services world-wide and in India. Huawei Cloud+ service offers 16GB Cloud disk for storage, richer messaging with Message+ to share texts, pictures, videos and voice notes, Phone Finder to locate, back-up and lock, Cloud Gallery to easier viewing and sharing, Huawei Streams for integrated social phonebook experience, Huawei App Store for popular Indian and global apps, Sync Data and Over the air(OTA) Solution for OS upgrade. Huawei Cloud+ services enable easy downloads and sharing of content and anytime, anywhere, any device access.

Huawei’s MediaPad launch has been pegged as one of the biggest in the industry.  MediaPad is the world’s first 7” Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet, targeted at mobile professionals who are looking for a portable entertainment and business optimized tablet. Unlike other tablets, Huawei Mediapad is a “clutter breaker” in the 7” inch segment and offers a full spec tab in this segment.  The MediaPad is a complete entertainment powerhouse driven by Qualcomm’ s dual-core 1.2GHz processor to drive easy multi-tasking, richer web browsing and faster processing of HD movies and games. The MediaPad provides a fabulous user experience in a stylish, high-performing and ultra-portable package. The MediaPad is Huawei Device’ s smartest, slimmest and lightest tablet yet, measuring just 10.5mm (0.4 inches) deep and weighing approximately 390g (0.86 pounds).

Huawei Mediapad offers the industry’s highest 217 PPI(pixels per inch), an IPS screen, WXGA(1280X800 pixels) display, 1080P full HD and SRS – delivering amazing movies and videos playback experience. It also features a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and 5 megapixel auto focus rear facing camera with HD video recording capabilities. With HSPA+ 14.4Mbps and high-speed WiFi 802.11n Internet connectivity, the MediaPad doesn’t just entertain – it keeps you connected. Mediapad support PC like web browsing with Flash 10.3 support, full HDMI output and 4100 mAh battery delivering over 6 hours of play time. Priced at Rs 28,359, Huawei Mediapad also comes with multiple sensors and GPS and A-GPS with Google maps.

 Huawei Sonic, one of the world’s first cloud phones, offers the ultimate entertainment and social networking experience on a bigger and brighter display and comes with integrated social phonebook with Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin via Huawei Streams. Targeted at the youth & young working professionals aged between 16-35 years, who are the typical trendsetters and explore new ways to express their individuality, Huawei Sonic is priced at Rs 9,210.

Powered by the latest Android v 2.3 Gingerbread, Huawei Sonic offers excellent mobile internet experiences on a wide 3.5’’(8.9 cm) HVGA display, capacitive multi-touch ensuring fluent operation, better coverage and data performance via Receive Diversity and Wi-Fi 11n for 6 times faster internet. Huawei Sonic offers multiple sensors – accelerometer, proximity, ambient light and compass delivering better browsing, gaming and enhanced battery conservation.

Huawei Sonic comes with noise cancellation with dual-mic & useful syncing feature for music downloads. Optimized for entertainment, Huawei Sonic cloudphone comes with 14oo mAh long-lasting battery, 512MB on-board storage and 20GB additional storage (4GB bundled micro SD card and 16GB cloud net drive). Huawei Sonic also comes pre-loaded with a range of popular international and Indian apps like Atom for payments and bookings, Astute for online TV, Bollywoodji for the latest movie & star news and Huawei Care for support.

Huawei IDEOS X3, another in the series of World’s First Cloud phones, is targeted at the style conscious users aged between 22-35 year olds. IDEOS X3 offers premium design detailing with stylish curve lens for smoother touch experience and wider viewing angle. Only 11.2 mm slim, IDEOS X3 comes with Huawei’s new UI offering 3D homepage animations that makes it easy to navigate. It boasts a super-fast boot-up function, and Huawei’s own over-the-air (HOTA) upgrade solution, offering easy and timely Android OS upgrades.

Powered by the latest Android 2.3 v, Huawei IDEOS X3 cloud phone includes Google Maps, Google Talk, Gmail and YouTube, and features dual camera (3.2 MP & VGA), 3.2“ HVGA screen and the latest 3.5G (7.2 Mpbs), Wi-Fi 11n for faster internet. With 512MB on-board storage and 20GB additional storage, IDEOS X3 is perfect for sharing digital experiences for the style conscious users. Priced at Rs 10,229, IDEOS X3 with Cloud+ services, offers the latest experience with Google Android Gingerbread and new features like Easy Sync music list and Easy Backup & Restore.

Commenting on the launch Mr. Anand Narang, Marketing Director at Huawei Devices said, “We are really excited to be the first player globally and in India to launch Cloud Services. In our consumer interactions, we found that while smartphones being better than Feature phones, still have limitations. That is where our Cloud+ service offering 16GB Net drive, integrated social phonebook, richer messaging and phone finder services will make our cloudphones smarter than the existing smartphones. By launching industry’s first cloud phones and signing up Chetan Bhagat, India’s youth icon, we look forward to cater to a larger audience base now and further strengthen our belief in our tagline of “Why Wait?”.”

Speaking on the launch, Mr. P. Sanjeev, Sales Director at Huawei Devices said, “We are pleased to bring Cloud Services in India for the first time along with the global launch of Huawei’s MediaPad. Both Huawei Sonic and IDEOS X3 have received resounding sales success world-wide and we are pleased to offer these next Generation of Smartphones with cloud services for the first time.  We remain on track with open market progress in India and we are confident that we will be able to achieve our objective of being amongst top 5 OEM handset brand worldwide and in India over the next 3 years.”

Addressing the media, Mr. Chetan Bhagat, Huawei Devices’ Brand Associate said, “I am highly elated to have unveiled the MediaPad and the new generation Cloud phones to the tech savvy’s of India. Being a gadget lover myself, what drives me in a product is innovation. I am overjoyed to know that these products have Cloud Service inbuilt in them. Huawei as a brand believes in offering the latest innovations for its consumers. Now Indian consumers can enjoy the latest Cloud Services on a range of Huawei devices.”

All three devices come with a 3GB download for 3 months with Aircel and will be available pan-India across multiple outlets covering general retail, online stores and large format retailers.

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