Jun 24 AT 10:39 AM Nick Sarafolean 12 Comments

Make calls with your tablet; Huawei launches MediaPad 7 Vogue

Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue

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?

Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue (2)

Via: The Next Web

Source: Huawei

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • roland

    a tad too big to make phone calls

    • JWill

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  • philnolan3d

    Of course you could always use a bluetooth earpiece, but that would be too easy I guess.

    • philnolan3d

      I hate that my comment was turned into an ad.

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  • O. Swan

    Yes I would

  • R.S

    Is this going to be made available here in the US? If so then color me interested.

    As someone who uses their phone to surf the web, send/receive texts, stream music, and watch videos, more than to make phone calls, this tablet could work out perfectly.

    If it didn’t, I could always give it to my mother, who has trouble seeing the numbers and letters on small screens.

  • Demola

    How is that a “highlight” feature? My Samsung Galaxy Tab 7+ has been making calls for over a year. A lot of 7 inch tablets make calls.

  • Max.Steel

    What The Fuck? “Hey, look at me. I’m holding a textbook to my ear”.

  • plaidbeard

    yes, it is a good idea to have cell phone in a tablet. it’s a larger screen to do more stuff, and a replacement for a smartphone. essentially, narrowing the number of devices you have to carry around.

    yes, it does look incredibly stupid to hold it to your ear. but why would you do that. the most obvious answer is to use either a speakerphone, or a bluetooth earpiece with it. why does everyone jump to the dumb conclusion that because it has cell capabilities you must hold it to your head?

  • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com DroidSamurai

    If you toss it into a bag and rely on a blue tooth headset to talk, may be it’s a way to bring one less device out.

  • donger

    The girl in ad is hot.