Huawei debuts with MediaPad Sonic and Ideos X3 cloud phones in India

Huawei, a Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company amidst the speculations of setting its manufacturing base in Gujrat has announced its cloud services in India with the launch of its 7 inch MediaPad tablet and two other smartphones – Huawei Sonic and Huawei IDEOS X3 with Android operating system.

Speaking on the launch, Anand Narang, marketing director at Huawei, said, “We have found that while smartphone being better than feature phones but still they have limitations. That is where our cloud+ service offering 16 GB net drive, integrated social phonebook, richer messaging and phone finder services will make our cloud phone smarter than the existing smartphones.”

Above and beyond, three devices come with a 3GB download for three months with Aircel and will be available pan India across multiple outlets covering general retail, online stores and large format retailers. It will be available in the market soon although date has not been decided.

Huawei’s MediaPad is a tablet with Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system powered by a 1.2 Ghz dual core Qualcomm processor. The tablet measures just 10.5 mms and weighs 390 gm.

Huawei Sonic features a 3.5 inch capacitive multi-touch display with Android v 2.3 Gingerbread, and is priced at Rs 9,210. It offers multiple sensors like accelerometer, proximity, ambient light and compass sensor for better browsing, gaming and enhanced better conservation. Sonic has 512 MB on board storage, 20 GB additional storage, and 1400 mAh battery

And the other one, Huawei Ideos X3, which is just 12.3 mm slim, comes with Huawei’s new 3D user interface with starting price at Rs. 10,229. Besides the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, the smartphone features Google Maps, Google Talk, Gmail, YouTube, dual cameras (3.2 MP and VGA), 3.2 inch screen, and WiFi. It has 512 MB on-board storage and 20 GB additional storage.

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Huawei was founded by Ren Zhengfei in 1987. Huawei launched its Enterprise business in 2010 to provide network infrastructure, fixed and wireless communication, data center, and cloud computing solutions for global telecommunications customers. The company has stated that it aims to increase enterprise sales to US$4 billion in 2011 and $15 billion within three to five years.