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
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.)