S7 Android tablet by Huawei hits the FCC
The brand-new Huawei S7 is a tablet that promises much, but when you look at the machine for the first time the impression is of viewing either an oversized smartphone or a slate system. It runs Android 2.1 aka Éclair, but any possible update to 2.2 is not known yet.
The documents that were released provide all the information that we need to know. The specifications are not new to us though: It is armed with a 768MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor unit and has a resistive screen size of 7-inch with 800 x 480 pixels touchscreen. Note that being a resistive screen you will have to give a little more deliberate touches with fingers than you otherwise would give on an iPad like capacitive screen - having said that, a stylus or pen-like input should also do.
In Huawei S7, you get a built-in 3G modem and ability to make phone calls, but holding the phone of that size to make a call can be troublesome, so wired or Bluetooth handsets can be the answer.
The tablet has already made its way through Europe, now it is time for the tablet to enter USA. The FCC has released an issue containing number of documents related to the Huawei S7 (Every latest wireless device has to go through FCC if it wants to enter the markets in USA).
The reaction for the launch is not that great, unlike the company would have wanted. The company has not made any statement yet on the launch date in USA or the price tag for the device.