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)