Sprint to out 7" ZTE Optik slate on February 5 - mere $100 gets you dual-core and 16GB of memory

Sprint to out 7
An internal Sprint document is listing the ZTE Optik 7" tablet as coming February 5 for a sweet, sweet Benjamin. $99.99 price shouldn't mean 99 problems, though.

In the established tradition to offer good value for the money, ZTE has loaded the Optik with a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU of undisclosed make, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, as well as a decent 4000mAh battery and microSD slot. The slate will still run Honeycomb, though, and we'll wait to hear from ZTE on its ICS plans for the Optik.

Since Sprint is planning to cut its losses with the WiMAX bet and move on to the greener LTE pastures at some point, the ZTE Optik is only equipped with 3G connectivity, but that nice low pricing still makes it perfect for the lazy coach surfing sessions. We'll see if the ZTE Optik starts a new trend of affordable, yet branded tablets, sold with carrier subsidies - the up and coming Chinese makers can certainly expand their market share significantly with those.

source: AndroidCentral

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Optik
  • Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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7 Comments

1. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

im sure its data plan required.

2. Richcop

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 02, 2009

Yes in the attached photo, its $250 off for a 2 year contract, making the price $99.99, so yeah data plan is the reason its not the full $349.99.

4. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Reading before you speak helps!

3. VinCrel

Posts: 39; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

and it will have a cap of 6Gb.. I guess, gone are the days of the unlimited data..

7. jessieinthecity

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

well, this is a tablet and not a phone. besides if you got the 6GB plan and you think that the plan won't give you any good in a onth you change the plan without extending your service agreemtn..sprint has the 12GB plan though. still worrying for overage charge?

5. awebb777

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

you've got to really watch for those "lazy coach surfing sessions" !

6. lp_522

Posts: 46; Member since: May 31, 2011

That's great, really great. Now release the Galaxy Nexus! or a decent WP. Damn Sprint. That is all.

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