A 7-inch Android-based tablet PC, the MediaPad was unveiled by China Huawei technologies in Singapore on Monday.
China's Huawei Technologies said that it was also developing a 10-inch device to put in competition with Apple and Samsung.
“The company plans to be among the top five handset vendors in three years time, a market currently dominated by the likes of Nokia, Samsung and Apple,” Victor Xu, the chief marketing officer of Huawei unit Huawei Device, told Reuters in an interview.
We are also developing a 10-inch tablet...We hope to launch it this year, Xu told Reuters. However, he declined to reveal the likely price of the newly introduced the MediaPad.
China's Huawei Technologies is the world's second-biggest supplier of telecommunications equipment after Sony Ericsson. The MediaPad will be commercially available in the third quarter this year through retail stores as well as telecom operators.
The company said that the MediaPad will run on the Android operating system from Google Inc and use a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor from Qualcomm. Facebook and Twitter apps will be pre-installed
We believe we can enter into the top five vendors in the global handset market over the next three years, Xu said.
Huawei's tablet PCs also compete with Lenovo and ZTE, apart from Apple in China.
Xu told Reuters in April that Huawei aims to ship one million tablet PCs this year after selling more than 200,000 units since launching its tablet PCs late last year.