原文标题：Huawei launches world's 1st cloud phones in India
Telecom equipment maker Huawei on Tuesday launched its much-awaited tablet PC 'MediaPad' and two handsets 'Sonic' and 'Ideos X3' offering cloud services to strengthen its product portfolio in India.
The company, which has just 6-7 devices in its portfolio as of now, is also looking at expanding its product range aggressively in the next few months.
"We launched our devices earlier this year and by December-end, we should have 10-odd devices. India is a very important market for us and we are aggressively expanding our product-line in India.
Next year, the plan is to have 20-30 devices in our portfolio," Huawei marketing director (devices) Anand Narang told PTI.
The company is also looking at strengthening its retail presence and expects to have 10,000 outlets across more than 50 cities.
To cash in on the burgeoning tablet PC market in India, Huawei has launched MediaPad, a seven-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb-based tablet.
Powered by Qualcomm's dual-core 1.2GHz processor, MediaPad features a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and 5MP rear camera. It is priced at Rs 28,359.
"The market for tablet PCs is huge. We expect to sell 5,000 units in the first month and gradually ramping it up as there is a huge potential in the market here," Narang said.
Experts have forecast that market for Indian tablet PC, which is smaller in size and has PC-like functionalities, will grow to a million units in volume in the next 12 months.
The Indian market is flooded with tablets and consumers have the option of choosing tablet PCs at various price points.
While the bigger brands like Apple's iPad and Research in Motions's PlayBook are priced above Rs 25,000, devices from the likes of Olive and Spice are available at much lower costs.
Huawei has also launched two handsets based on Cloud+ service under which users will get 16 GB cloud disk for storage.
The phones also offer richer messaging features with Message+, an application developed by Huawei's Indian team, to share texts, pictures, videos and voice notes; Phone Finder to locate, back-up and lock the device; and Cloud Gallery for easy viewing and sharing of pictures.
Huawei Sonic is priced at Rs 9,210, while Ideos X3 is priced at Rs 10,229. Both handsets are powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.
华为Sonic定价9210卢比，而Ideos X3定价10229卢比。两款手机都配备Android 2.3 Gingerbread操作系统。
Huawei Sonic has a 3.5-inch multi-touch HVGA display, 512 MB on-board storage and 20 GB additional storage (4GB bundled micro SD card and 16GB cloud net drive), while Ideos offers X3 features dual camera (3.2MP and VGA) and 3.2-inch screen.
"In our consumer interactions, we found that while smartphones being better than feature phones, still have limitations. That is where our Cloud+ service offering 16 GB Net drive, integrated social phonebook, richer messaging and phone finder services will make our cloudphones smarter than the existing smartphones," Huawei sales director (devices) P Sanjeev said.
by Sonderaj (View MyPage) on Nov 17, 2011 08:00 AM
Huawei has set up a R&D center in Bangleru which employs about a thousand people.
by Varun (View MyPage) on Nov 17, 2011 01:27 AM
these ppl entered indian market by manufacturing TATA DOCOMO E-sticks and now releasing their own products in India - donnow if it is a welcome development or not
Do not support china products.
by Dilip Save (View MyPage) on Nov 16, 2011 09:36 PM
China has been flexing its muscles. Trade should be encouraged only if China stops taking aggressive postures against India. Stop importing promoting Chinese products and support the Indian industry.
this is spy company from china
by Shekhar C (View MyPage) on Nov 16, 2011 07:40 PM | Hide replies
using its cloude phone means handing over all your information - SMS - data to them - government should immediately ban this phones
Re: this is spy company from china
by satheesh kanakasabapathy (View MyPage) on Nov 16, 2011 08:01 PM
Well its just a mindset. People hid their jewels in home under their bed and felt safe. Now people think Jewels in bank lockers are safer than at home. Its just a period of time before people will feel cloud is much safer than other options
Source for the Huawei
by Pradeep R (View MyPage) on Nov 16, 2011 05:10 PM
Does anybody know where I can source the brand products in Bangalore
by balaji gururajan (View MyPage) on Nov 16, 2011 01:41 PM
Wasn't Huwaei banned due to espionage modules installed in its telecom devices?????
China is a choristan
by sam (View MyPage) on Nov 16, 2011 09:41 AM | Hide replies
China a choristan trying to look greater than US. All the patents and designs of US are being pirated by this country. India should conciously ban these products as its nothing but burgulary and theft. Look at every product its a rip off.
Re: China is a choristan
by Rajat (View MyPage) on Nov 16, 2011 10:51 AM
If they pirated the US product than we should happy.
Bco'z its hurts amerikan economy
Re: Re: China is a choristan
by Yogesh (View MyPage) on Nov 16, 2011 11:19 AM
its like america wants to destroy russia & they support taliban....but now u can see what is happening between usa & taliban
Re: China is a choristan
by M (View MyPage) on Nov 16, 2011 11:21 AM
Intellect is universal not a proprietary regimen...everyone is good at something and all goodnesses must be for all for free...that must be the philosophy of Globalization not to colonize and enslave like brutal-uncivil-uncultured western subeducated.
Re: Re: China is a choristan
by Hari Narasimhan (View MyPage) on Nov 16, 2011 06:17 PM
Sure, intellect is universal.We are not disputing the fact individual Chinese can be brilliant.The problem lies in the present oppressive chinese government which does not foster an environment for innovation like US and thew wset does.
by saikiran gangeddula (View MyPage) on Nov 16, 2011 09:20 AM
its gud to see huawei mobile in India