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ZTE Optik Tablet Debuts On Sprint For $99

US based mobile phone operator Sprint has unveiled a new tablet from Chinese manufacturer ZTE called the Optik which costs $99 on a two year contract.

According to the site thedroidguy, the tablet comes with a 7-inch capacitive multitouch display (a 1,280 by 800 pixels resolution), a dual core processor clocked at 1.2GHz (we're inclined to believed that it could be from a Qualcomm Snapdragon), 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, Android 3.2 Honeycomb (rather than Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich), a five megapixel camera and a two megapixel front facing one, 3G functionality and a 4000mAh battery.

On paper, this tablet has a superior configuration to the HTC Flyer or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 and matches the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. It would be interesting to see whether ZTE launches the tablet in the UK and if yes, at what price will it be pitched.

If the OS is not of a concern, either the Amazon Kindle Fire or the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook tablet could be better bets. However given that the Optik comes with Google Play, we'd still be inclined to suggest it as an alternative to better known brands despite it being thicker and heavier than the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus.

Source : Thedroidguy (opens in new tab)

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.