Sprint today announced the wallet-friendly ZTE Optik, a $100 Honeycomb tablet with respectable hardware. Running Android 3.2 and powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, additional specs include 1GB RAM and 16GB storage. The Optik features a 7-inch capacitive touch display with 1280×800 (WXGA) resolution and also offers a 5-MP/2-MP camera combo. In other words, this is one of the best budget tablets available.
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In terms of connectivity, the ZTE Optik supports Sprint‘s 3G network as opposed to WiMAX or LTE. It’s also worth pointing out that Wi-Fi is 802.11 b/g and not the ‘n’ that some of you might be looking for.
The ZTE Optik arrives on Sunday, February 5th at $99.99 with a two-year service agreement or $349.99 as a standalone purchase. We’d like to see the price of the off-contract model come down a bit, however it should be a great first tablet experience for users.
Consumers can pick which data plan they need/want and have four options:
- $19.99 for 1GB of data
- $34.99 for 3GB of data
- $49.99 for 6GB of data
- $79.99 for 12GB of data