Huawei preparing to ‘drastically change’ the tablet landscape in 2013

Huawei preparing to ‘drastically change’ the tablet landscape in 2013

The tablet market has been booming in recent years and been dominated by Apple, Google and Samsung, but Chinese manufacturer Huawei believes it can make an impact in 2013.

According to Jim Powell, the firm's head of product management, the tablet market is still or importance to all the manufacturers involved in it as it is performing so well.

He told Tech Radar: "There's also a reality at the moment where if you take purely 3G or Wi-Fi tablets, there's a market where a tablet from one manufacturer is what the majority of people are buying.

"Our view is a very simple one, put LTE into these devices, put the power and the speed that we can put into these devices and you open up a different world."

He explained that Huawei has as a number of announcements to make in the coming year, which will no doubt mean that tablets featuring faster processors and offering 4G will be making their debuts from the Chinese factory.

With UK having recently gone through a prolonged 4G auction, a host of mobile network providers, including Vodafone, O2 and Three are readying to launch their super-fast services, which will rival those launched by EE in 2012.

Therefore, it is no surprise that Huawei, and a host of other manufacturers are considering the launch of 4G-enabled tablets and smartphones.

Access to faster mobile broadband will be crucial for professionals in the UK, as it will create greater productivity and efficiency.

Mr Powell added: "The UK is in an unique position at the moment with most 4G services expected to launch in the third quarter, therefore there will need to be further new products entering the market."

Speaking at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Wan Biao, the chief executive of device units at Huawei, said that the firm's progress will see it overtake Apple and Samsung in the next five years.

"You can't predict what Huawei will be like exactly after five years, but we will at least become the industry's top three, probably the biggest," he explained.