News by Luke Jones on Thursday October 02, 2014.
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One of the oddest niches is the one where tablets are given phone making capabilities. These are not phablets as they are just true slates that happen to have call functionality baked in. I can't imagine who buys these devices, but more and more companies seem to be exploring the idea and the latest is Chinese giant Huawei with its new Honor Tablet.This is one of the biggest call making tablets so far, boasting an 8-inch screen, but like others it offers users the chance to have a normal slate experience but mixes it up with a bit of calling. It has been launched in Malaysia and will likely get a wider Asian release through the end of the year for the equivalent of $184. Despite the calling being the core selling point here, the 42Mpbs 3G modem is almost an afterthought because whether Huawei likes it or not this should just be judged as a tablet. The slate features a svelte 7.9mm body, an 8-inch 1280×800 pixels screen, a lowly Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 clocked at 1.2GHz and with 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of on board storage. Elsewhere there is a 5 megapixel camera on the back and a pointless VGA on the front, with a 4,800 mAh keeping things powered. Huawei has pasted its own Emotion UI 1.6 on top of Android 4.3. Hardly spectacular specs, and not especially great for the admittedly affordable price tag, but hey, you can call your friends source: PhoneArena
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