ZTE Punts Upgrade To Third Best Selling Tablet

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ZTE has presented the V9+ at the Mobile World Congress; it is a major upgrade to the V9 which is already the third best selling tablet globally just after the Galaxy Tab and the Apple iPad.

In fact the new upgrades are so radical that it would have made sense to call the V9+, the V10. The tablet has a Qualcomm Snapdragon single core chipset, up from a 768MHz model, it runs on Android 2.2 rather than 2.1 and packs a 7-inch WSVGA capacitive touchscreen (the V9 had a WVGA resistive one).

On top of this it does SMS AND voice, Dolby Mobile 3.0, MicroSDHC, 512MB RAM and 4GB onboard storage, has a 5-megapixel camera with AF, Wi-Fi, DLNA, 3G (HSPA with download speeds of 14Mbps and uploads of 6Mbps), Bluetooth and GPS.

In a nutshell, it is the equivalent to the Samsung Galaxy Tab except that it will almost surely cost significantly less.

ZTE hasn't confirmed when the tablet, which was formally launched at CES 2011, will be released in the UK and at what price.