Last I’d heard, the Huawei S7 Android tablet was due to start shipping tomorrow. Now Expansys says the tablet won’t be available until early August. But that’s not necessarily Huawei’s fault. The merchant taking orders for the tablet has a tendency to jump the gun a bit, so it’s possible the initial date from Expansys was never accurate. I can’t decide if that’s good news or bad.

In other S7 related news, Chippy at CarryPad spotted two reviews of the tablet, one from Belarus and another from China. Neither was very detailed, but the long and short of it is that the tablet appears to have good build quality, it can handle 720p HD video playback, and the speakers are good. On the down side, the tablet reportedly gets lousy battery life — with as little as 100 minutes of run time with the screen on.

It’s also worth noting that at launch this tablet will only be available with a resistive touchscreen and stylus. But SlashGear reports that a model with a capacitive, finger-friendly touchscreen could be available later.

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4 replies on “Huawei S7 tablet previewed, shipping date delayed”

  1. Not be be overly sarcastic, but is anyone reading these tablet stories? My gut feeling says nobody actually cares about tablets outside of the iPad. Not sure what the page views are like on this site for the number of articles written. Just wondering if other readers of this site are feeling the same way I do.

    1. I have been tracking tablet stories for several years looking for “the” device for me. Dell Streak is close but I like the Huawei S7 for it’s size. The battery life is a concern though. The iPad is not practical for my use and Windows is a horrible touch-based OS.

      1. I’d have to agree. I’ve also been eagerly awaiting a nice Android tablet but so far none have come to fruition, and I’ve heard that the few that are out are poorly underpowered, cheaply built, and out of date or incomplete on the OS. I’ve always liked the look of Huawei’s design, and hopefully this one will please. I’m not one for the iPad, but there’s no doubt that Apple delivered and that everyone else has yet to do so. The more they hold out or release subpar alternatives, the slimmer the chances of anyone catching up to Apple any time soon in terms of consumer acceptance.

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