Major Chinese manufacturer Huawei had some interesting things to show us at CES, like their TRON micro console that they showed off yesterday, as well as the Ascend Mate 2 which they announced. As for things unrelated to the Consumer Electronics Show, one of Huawei’s tablets recently showed up on the Bluetooth SIG website. The Huawei 7D-501L is the tablet we’re talking about, and it just received its certification for the Bluetooth wireless feature. Currently Huawei hasn’t officially announced anything about the tablet, but we do know that it is a 7-inch slate style that is a mere 7.5mm thick. (or should we say thin?) You can compare this to similar sized devices like the Apple iPad Air, which is 7.5mm as well, or compare it to the Nexus 7 2013 model that is 8.7mm thin. The Nexus 7 is already a thin tablet, so imagine this Huawei tablet in your hands.
The 7D-501L is made up of an aluminum alloy housing, which should give it a nice premium feel. It has support for WiFi connectivity, as well as support for connecting up to 3G and 4G LTE networks. While the aluminum-alloy housing is nice, sadly it looks like it’ll only come in one color, (a silver-white) which doesn’t leave much room for originality. Although this won’t really be an issue for most people as many of the tablets already offered currently, only come in one color as well. There is no actual mention of when we might exactly see this tablet show up for consumer purchase, but we do know “where” it will be headed thanks to the Bluetooth SIG. According to the site and document listing, the 7D-501L will end up shipping to North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. It looks like it’ll end up in a wide variety of locations, so if this tablet so far sounds like something you might be interested in, it’ll be available in many different regions and you should be able to pick one up.
Besides some of the still unknown specs of the device, we also have no word on what this tablet will cost. Huawei typically doesn’t charge an arm and a leg for their devices though so we can’t imagine it will be too expensive. Especially if Huawei wants to be able to compete with the Nexus 7.