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Huawei's affordable MediaPad T1 Android tablet (pictures)

The budget MediaPad T1 from Huawei sports a slim profile and a polished silver backing.

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The affordable MediaPad T1 tablet

Though it launched globally last year, the Huawei MediaPad T1 tablet is now available through the mobile company's online store portal and e-commerce giant Amazon. It is selling for $189 (£120 and AU$232, converted) unlocked.

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A sleek design

The device sports a sleek metal trim and a soft silver aluminum backing.

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Slimming profile

The tablet measures 8.29 inches tall and 5.02 inches wide (210.6 x 127.7mm), and has a slim 0.3-inch profile (7.9mm).

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The front-facing camera

On the front of the MediaPad T1 is a 0.3-megapixel shooter.

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A 5-megapixel shooter in the back

The rear houses an 5-megapixel camera.

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Running Android Jelly Bean

The device runs a rather dated version of Google Android's mobile operating system -- 4.3 Jelly Bean (as of now, Google has released version 5.0 Lollipop and later updates).

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Emotion UI skinned on top

Layered on top of the Android OS is Huawei's Emotion user interface, which comes with different display themes to choose from.

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Expandable storage up to 32GB

Other features include 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard memory, and up to 32GB of expandable storage. Users can find the microSD card slot on the edge of the tablet.

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Wi-Fi and network data connectivity

In addition to being Wi-Fi enabled, the device is equipped with 2G and 3G connectivity, so you can input a data SIM card from a network provider.

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Hitting a low price bracket

Though its specs aren't top-of-the line, the MediaPad T1's clean design and sub-$200 price tag gives it the potential to be a decent budget tablet. Check out more of CNET's tablet coverage here.

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