Huawei unveils Ideos X3 smartphone, Slim S7 tablet

At Mobile World Congress, Huawei announces the Ideos X3 smartphone, the Ideos S7 Slim tablet, and two Internet peripherals.

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BARCELONA, Spain--Huawei Mobile World Congress press conference is still a day away, but the company jumped the gun and announced four new devices on Monday.

Details are slim at the moment, but we can offer what we know.

  • The trim Huawei Ideos X3 smartphone runs Gingerbread on a 3.2 inch-screen.

  • The Huawei Ideos S7 Slim tablet has a 7-inch (480x800 pixels) capacitive touch-screen and measures about half an inch thick. Features on the Froyo device include Bluetooth, HD video, a Web browser, messaging and e-mail, a music player, a camera, and Wi-Fi. The S7 Slim can make cellular and videos calls.

  • The company also unveiled the HiLink USB stick for laptop users and the Huawei Mobile Wi-Fi Smart Pro. The latter is a wireless modem that can support connections for up to five devices.

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