China's Huawei Technologies launches MediaPad, a new tablet computer designed to compete with...


China's Huawei Technologies launches MediaPad, a new tablet computer designed to compete with the iPad (AAPL -2.4%) and Samsung's Galaxy. The 7-inch device will run on Android, and comes with Facebook and Twitter apps pre-installed.

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  • spald_fr
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    [and comes with Facebook and Twitter apps pre-installed.]

     

    Facebook is the best police surveillance tool yet invented.
    20 Jun 2011, 12:05 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    This isn't news unless the product significantly undercuts the competition by offering value for less money.

     

    I also see the tablet frenzy has been on a abating trend.
    20 Jun 2011, 12:13 PM Reply Like
  • Duude
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    The fact its Chinese implies it will significantly undercut the competition on price. The only question is whether they can make it work at the same level. They've had plenty of time to copy and re-engineer it so I doubt it will be a problem.
    20 Jun 2011, 01:25 PM Reply Like
  • Tar&Feather
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    Is China just basically ripping off most popular American ideas? Youtube = Youku; RenRen = Facebook; Mediapad = iPad..

     

    And some people (Krugman, Obama, etc.) want to follow in THEIR footsteps?
    20 Jun 2011, 12:29 PM Reply Like
  • beantowntrader
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    Ripping off or making a better capitalistic society? When Americans were laughing at Japanese made cars who would have thought Toyota would ever beat GM in GM's domestic sales? When purchasing a LCD screen now the main brand everyone has heard is Vizio. RCA, GE, and Zenith are all history. Vizio even though is an American founded company most of its manufacturing is overseas.

     

    IMHO if someone else can make a better product in the same category while following all legal patents and regulations this is fair game. America is losing the battle against its competitors. Rather than holding on to who invented what first, its time for America to step up and create more and better things. Definitely a battle America can not afford to lose.
    20 Jun 2011, 12:50 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    China has always stolen rather than innovate.

     

    let's see if they can be like the Japanese and make the switch once they've stolen enough to be caught up.
    20 Jun 2011, 01:27 PM Reply Like
  • Duude
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    I think a 'better capitalistic society' is one that innovates new products for the market. That isn't China. While China produces exponentially more engineers every year than the US, they have failed miserably to do anything but copy the work of others before them. They even acknowledge their failure and are seeking out teaching methodologies used in countries with successful innovation. But the problem runs deep in that it requires forgiving failure, tolerating risk and embracing uncertainty, all of which China abhors.
    20 Jun 2011, 01:36 PM Reply Like
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