As the line between phones and tablets grows ever blurrier, we’re seeing some very unique devices hitting the market. The latest trend has been to release tablets with calling and SMS capabilities. Samsung started it with the Galaxy Note 8.0 and now Huawei has kept the ball rolling with the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue. This entry-level tablet is outfitted with g a 7-inch 1024 x 600 IPS display, Huawei KV32 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 3MP rear camera, .3MP front-facing camera, 8GB storage, microSD card slot and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Huawei’s Emotion UI.
But the highlight feature of the device is that it supports both calling and SMS. The built-in receiver works on quad-band GSM networks and UMTS networks on 900/2100MHz spectrums. The MediaPad 7 Vogue can also support 3G connections of up to 42Mbps. And so you don’t have to use headphones, there’s a built-in speaker up at the top of the display to allow you to hold it up to your face and call people.
I’m not sure how many people are willing to hold a tablet up to their face to call people, but the MediaPad 7 Vogue certainly offers the ability to do so. The device will launch in China this month with other markets to follow.
Would you use a tablet to call and text people?