What about the Huawei Ideos S7 Android tablet? (up for pre-order at Best Buy)

Note that this 7″ Android Tablet (also known as the Huawei SmaKit S7) has 3G capabilities (AT&T and T-Mobile, it looks like) for only $299 as compared to the $599 Samsung Galaxy Tab. I’m still looking for more details on the tablet itself but it looks like it’s got a Snapdragon processor (like the Nexus One) clocked at either 1GHz or 768MHz, depending on which site you believe, and 256M RAM (a little on the low side). Not sure if it can do 3G on AT&T and T-Mobile or if it’s EDGE on one or the other. There are hands-on videos out there and, from them, it seems pretty like it’s a capacitive touchscreen although, again, if you read other sites, they say resistive. Engadget put up this video on Youtube back in June from one of the shows.

It’s available in Europe now and derStandard.at put up this review.

It’s $25 more expensive than the ARCHOS 70 and you get cellular, too. The downside? Hard to tell at this point. Me? I’ll wait until I can put my hands on them. Lots of tablets coming out very soon, especially since Google’s launching Gingerbread.

Best Buy’s preorder page for Huawei and Samsung Galaxy Tab


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