Mobile World Congress Brings Previews of the True Players of Tablet Wars this Year


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Jul 9, 2010
LG Optimus Pad ( G-Slate) pictured by Phandroid

It is Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona. Some of the biggest players have revealed their prototypes and launches of their upcoming Android tablets. LG is making quite a splash with their Optimus Pad offering. Since we are not there ourselves, the least we could do is bring you the new offers that are there. You can key us in on what we are missing by replying.

There was no shortage of Nvidia Tegra 2 units running or preparing to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb. There was, however, the new Huawei S7 Slim launching with Android 2.2 at around $300USD that is worthy of note. It also will come with wifi, 3G, and a capacitive touchscreen. We have been discussing it for a while in our Huawei tablet forums.

Acer Iconia Tab 10.1" Prototype
Acer Iconia A500 is a 10 Inch Beaut [MWC] [VIDEO] | Android Phone Fans
Acer Iconia Tab A500 Hands-On [MWC] | Android Central

Acer Iconia 7" Prototype
Acer Iconia 7 Inch Tablet: A Sizable Honeycomb Offering [MWC] [VIDEO] | Android Phone Fans

Adobe Flash 10.2 for Android
Adobe says Flash 10.2 coming to handsets soon, offers roundabout confirmation of Honeycomb for smartphones -- Engadget

Huawei S7 Slim 7"
Huawei IDEOS X3, IDEOS S7 Slim, Made Official at MWC | Android Phone Fans
Huawei S7 tablet first hands-on -- Engadget

LG Optimus Pad (T-Mobile G-Slate) 10.1"
LG Optimus Pad (G-Slate) First Look at MWC [Video] | Android Phone Fans
LG Optimus Pad hands-on | Android Central
T-Mobile G-Slate hands-on: yep, it's an LG Optimus Pad -- Engadget
Non-MWC but related:
LG Optimus Pad priced at €999 in Germany -- Engadget

Motorola Xoom 10.1"
Motorola Atrix, XOOM at MWC [VIDEO] | Android Phone Fans
Motorola Xoom coming to Europe beginning of Q2, brings 3G and WiFi-only options | Android Central
Motorola Xoom gets Q2 European launch, WiFi-only and silver models now extra official -- Engadget

Netflix for Android
Netflix for Android Previewed on LG Revolution, Quick Look at Qualcomm’s Next-Gen Multi-Core CPU [MWC] [Video] | Android Phone Fans

Samsung Galaxy S Wifi 5"
Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 looks like a new Android PMP -- Engadget
Samsung Galaxy S WiFi is the Smartphone Minus the Phone | Android Phone Fans

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 10.1"
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Hands-On and First Impressions [Video] | Android Phone Fans
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 official: Tegra 2, Honeycomb, dual cameras (hands-on with video) -- Engadget

YouTube 3D app
LG Optimus 3D features YouTube 3D app for multi-dimensional sharing -- Engadget

ZTE Light, Light 2 Prototypes 7" and 10"
This has been available since last year, but is slowly making its way into international markets.
ZTE Looking to Break Into High-end in 2011 With Smartphone, Tablet, & STB Selection [MWC] | Android Phone Fans

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