The last month of the year started with a little bit of surprise for me. In an almost impromptu assignment as The Android Searcher of Android Alliance Philippines, I witnessed the Philippine launch of HuaWei Media Pad in SM Megamall Events Center last December 1, 2011. Gorgeous ladies were there as models for the gadget and were kind enough to explain the basics of the Media Pad. Nothing too big really, but nothing too small as well. As the name insist, HuaWei is a Chinese brand that is a leading IT solutions company globally. Think of the controversial ZTE, another Chinese company, and this would be a competitor. For those who actually care to look on the brand of their wireless broadband router, regardless of brand, I am almost sure that you are using a HuaWei device. True enough, there were Chinese marketers and executives around to grace the event, with a familiar correspondent form Chinese Daily News spotted. Even as there was a sea of Chinese around, I was able to talk to Mr. Emerald Demapilis, the Terminal Marketing Manager of HuaWei Philippines. Yes, he is a Filipino and he was able to answer my basic questions about the HuaWei Media Pad.
HuaWei Media Pad boasts of being the first Android tab to actually use Android 3.2 Honeycomb, a step higher than their nearer and bigger competitor. At 7 inches wide with a 10.5mm thick and only weighs 390 grams, HuaWei Media Pad is pretty light weight and sleek. The Qualcomm dual-core 1.2GHz processor fares well with touch screen game fanatics while the 1080 HD-ready screen goes well with those on the move but want to watch high-definition screen in comfort. For those who love to check in to FourSquare and share photos in instagram, the front camera is only 1.3 megapixels but no worries for the back camera has a way higher 5 megapixels, perfect for sharing your most special moments online.
With its features and design, its pretty obvious who their target market is, right? If you have guessed it, the features are mainly to market among the YSN’s or the young social networkers, pretty apt term for today’s yuppies and the young at heart. Admit it, our day would never be complete without social media. While listening to the explanations about the features, HuaWei treated the guests to some little snacks and Chinese wines. Not bad for a company starting up in the tablet business, after all, this is their Philippine launch. After a few snacks and a sip of wine, I was able to get back at Mr. Dimapilis who assured me of the full availability of the Media Pad’s features. He said that HuaWei knows that YSN’s are around, from the beaches of Palawan to the coffee shops of Makati, up to upscale New York and the shopping centers of London. The Media Pad is pretty useful just in any part of the world. The explanations of Mr. Dimapilis were enough for me to be convinced of what it can do since he knows the Media Pad very well since he is a user himself. Your Hacienda Correspondent slash Android Searcher would just be happy to try one out soon, if God gives me a chance to have one soon. For those who are equally interested with me, HuaWei Media Pad is available at ePhone, with branches at SM North EDSA, SM Megamall and SM Sta. Mesa, to name a few.