Huawei - Media Pad Lite
Coles has released their latest upcoming catalogue which begins on Wednesday the 19th of December and goes through to Monday the 24th of December and inside is a pretty good deal, a Huawei MediaPad 7Lite with Telstra Elite mobile Wi-Fi bundled with 5GB of data for just $149. The previous tablet that Coles sold the Pendo pad, there were issues such as lack of access to Google Play as well as a pretty unknown manufacturer, the Huawei Media Pad is from a pretty well known if not respected manufacturer.

The Coles advert lists the tablet as having a 7″ High Resolution Display and 1.2GHz processor running Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich). A look at places such as the Huawei Devices product page sheds a little more information but also lists the device as having 3G so they are definitely not the same as this deal includes a Telstra Wi-Fi dongle to provide mobile data.

The deal is limited to 1 per customer with no trade sales, the offer lists an option of colours(unspecified) but advises they may vary at participating outlets and the included Data is only valid for 30 days. All in all If you are looking at purchasing this device I would definitely double check the rest of the specs when in-store to make sure you’re making the best decision.

Update – I contacted Huawei to confirm the specifications, they were able to advise that the tablet is definitely Wi-Fi only so there is definitely no 3G radio inside and they’ve also supplied these specs :
Display : 7” IPS LCD ,1024*600 Pixels
Chipset : Cortex A8 1.2GHz
Touch Lens : Capacitive, Multi-touch
Wireless : Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS/AGPS
OS : Android Ice Cream Sandwich(4.0)
Memory : RAM:1GB; Flash:4GB
Camera : Front(facing):0.3MP; Back: No
Sensor : Gravity sensor
User Interface : SDHC,Micro SD interface up to 32GByte/MicroUSB/3.5mm stereo audio jack/Stereo speaker + Build-in MIC /USIM Card Slot
Battery : Li-Polymer,~4100mAh
Dimensions : 193 mm(H) x 120 mm(W) x 11 mm(D), about 370g
Func :
Multimedia: Video – AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, RM, RMVB, FLV, MOV, 3GP, up to 1080p@30fps; Audio – MP3, WMA, WAV, APE, FLAC, AAC, OGG.
Office: doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx viewer, PDF support.
GMS: Android CTS licensed Search / Mail / Talk / Maps / YouTube etc.
Others: SW Upgrade, Android Widgets, Popular Internet (Facebook, Twitter etc.)

Source(s): OzBargain, Coles Catalogue, and HuaweiDevice
  • Jason Harrop

    I bought one (model no S7-931w), and am very happy with it so far.

  • kii

    well got one yesterday and set the darn thing up changed the lock to pattern went to bed and went to turn it on this morning and now have spent most of today on the phone trying to see how i can unlock the bloody thing through google.. and since there is no access to wifi or bluetooth. i cant.. much to my dismay there is no master reset function on either the tablet or their end. so i have to send it away to be fixed and im not ver happy at the bloody cost of doing so…. dont buy it. i wasted my money

  • Em

    I bought one today :) I have been wanting a tablet for ages, but don’t have much money to spend (even $150 was a stretch for me, but decided it would be my Christmas present to myself). I had tried to pick up one of the $99 Onix tablets that were selling at Aldi recently, but they were all sold out.

    Anyway, I did lots of research online about the Mediapad 7 Lite before deciding to buy it. There are a few in depth reviews around, some negative, some positive.

    My first thoughts are that I’m pretty impressed. But this is the first tablet I have bought. The main uses I wanted it for were web browsing and e-books, and for this purpose I think this tablet is more than enough. Will use it when I travel too, so Skype etc.

    Was super easy and quick to set up (normal google android set-up). Display is fine, obviously not as good as something like the Nexus 7, but that’s double the price. Obviously I haven’t used it much yet, but browsed the internet fine, loaded youtube videos no problem, and I’ve already loaded a couple of books on there.

    For someone like me (uni student, no money, wants a first table for basic use) I think it’s a great device :)

  • http://twitter.com/Mick65Fred michael conradsen

    I bought the pendo pad at coles last week for $88, it works a treat. Sure it is lacking the play store, the browser works quite well and I,m happy considering my budget is very tight t the moment. I will be buying a nexus 7 in Feb and handing this to the missus, since all she dose is facebook.

  • JeniSkunk

    According to the review of this tablet on PhoneArena, apparently this tablet can be used as a phone.
    http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Huawei-MediaPad-7-Lite-Review_id3161
    I think this might be a viable replacement for my old Telstra T-Touch Tab (aka the Huawei Smarkit S7-104)
    Thanks for the heads-up, Daniel

    • http://ausdroid.net/ Daniel Tyson

      I think there is a slight difference in the one Coles have got their hands on. Both the PhoneArena review and also there is a review of one on AndroidPolice seem to mention that it has a 3G radio in it and I can’t see why Coles would be offering the Mi-Fi with this if it did.

      If you do decide to get one, let us know what you think of it. :)

    • JeniSkunk

      Went and looked at the display one at Coles Toombul, yesterday.
      Waste of bloody time. This tablet Coles are flogging is a castrated toy.
      No phone. No SMS. No 3G.
      No sale.

  • http://www.karlcx.com karLcx

    still no mediapad 10 fhd? :/