The latest slate to join the category of Android based eReaders is the 7-inch ZTE Optik, which also happens to be the first tablet from Sprint to be priced under $100. This affordable slab combines portable computing with on the go entertainment, while ensuring faster internet connectivity through Sprint’s 3G network.
The Sprint tablet binges on the Honeycomb OS and acquires smooth multitasking properties from the 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm processor in addition to 1GB RAM. Its WXGA capacitive multi-touch display spanning 7 inches, renders HD visuals in 1280 x 800p resolution. This intuitive tablet comes with Swype and recognizes gestures like pinch-to-zoom. Additionally, Flash based websites can also be accessed as it incorporates the Adobe Flash player.
The ZTE Optik can also act as an eReader, while the integrated media player as well as stereo speakers let users watch videos, listen to music or play games on the move. Featuring 16GB onboard memory, it comes equipped with dual cameras. A 5MP rear facing snapper allows owners to capture memories in the form of still shots or videos, while the 2MP front facing webcam facilitates video conferencing over the web.
“Sprint is committed to delivering exceptional value and feature-rich devices to our customers. ZTE Optik packs great features for under $100. When this device is combined with our Tablet Connection plans, customers can easily keep their personal and professional lives organized, stay connected with their social networks and get things done while on the go,” commented David Owens, vice president – Product Development, Sprint.
Some other attributes of this slab include built-in GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Besides a 3.5mm headset jack to establish a connection with external audio equipment, the device is embedded with an expansion slot that supports a microSD card of up to 32GB capacity. Furthermore, it draws power from a 4000mAh lithium-ion battery.
The ZTE Optik price reads at $99.99 and it will be available through Sprint stores and the official web portal from February 5. It requires a new line or eligible upgrade along with a two-year service agreement. It can be purchased for $349.99 sans a contract.