ZTE Optik

The ZTE Optik just made an appearance in the latest issue of the Sprint Playbook, and it's coming in at the right price.  Because Sprint is dropping their Wimax support and building out their new LTE network, this one is going to be a 3G-only device, and at $99 with a new agreement, of course, it's bound to turn a few heads.  (Or not, we suppose. We'll see.) Its specs fall in line with any current generation 7-inch tablet:

  • 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 7-inch display
  • microSD card support
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • Android 3.2 (Honeycomb)

Of course, with the new generation of tablets already showing up, this one isn't going to sit atop the heap.  But for 99 bucks, it really doesn't have to.  The Optik looks like a solid performer and a decent mid-range buy on first impression.  ZTE has had some success with Android in Europe, where the Blade is a pretty popular budget handset, and we're glad to see them bringing their wares to this side of the pond.

You'll be able to grab the ZTE Optik online on February 5, and expect to see it in stores on March 11.  We'll be sure to get our hands on one ourselves and take it for a test-drive.  See the full page from the Playbook after the break.

Thanks, Anon!

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ZTE Optik Honeycomb tablet coming to Sprint with a $99 price tag

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Yeah the samsung 7.7 looks good but I want the Asus 7" quad core tablet for $250. Possibly the best deal I have seen. I will drop my touchpad for one of those.

Yeah the samsung 7.7 looks good but I want the Asus 7" quad core tablet for $250. Possibly the best deal I have seen. I will drop my touchpad for one of those.

It's not $99. It is at least $250.

Otherwise, I will sell you my car for "just $99!!!!" And you can pay me $600 a month for the next two years.

At first I thought "how stupid!" but then my brain kicked in and I realized this would be great for my mobile contracts and credit card payments. My customers would have a bigger screen to read and sign, while I would be able to get an affordable tablet with an inexpensive 3G plan to serve the purpose. It could even double as a tethered review screen.