There are cheap tablets, and then there are really cheap tablets. The ZTE Optik proudly falls into the latter category. At just $99 with a two-year contract, the Android 3.2 equipped device is being made available through Sprint beginning February 5.
Internally, the Optik will feature a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB of storage (microSD expandable), 7-inch display with WXGA (1280×800), 5 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel front facing shooter. Other features include Swype, integrated GPS, 4000 mAh battery and Sprint specific apps like Sprint Zone, Sprint TV and Sprint Football Live. In addition, because it runs Android 3.2, the Optik will have access to the almost half a million apps in the Android Market.
ZTE Optik is ZTE’s first tablet in North America and makes the tablet experience available to a new segment of consumers, said Lixin Cheng, CEO, ZTE USA and president, North America Region, ZTE. “Paired with Sprint’s cutting-edge network, ZTE Optik provides an exceptional user experience to consumers who demand affordability, flexibility and mobility in one package.
The $99 price does sound enticing, but unfortunately it comes at the cost of a two-year agreement. For those interested in purchasing the Optik off contract, it’ll run $349.99.
ZTE Optik specs:
- 1.2GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB of storage (microSD expandable)
- 7-inch display with WXGA (1280×800)
- 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front
- Android 3.2
- Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g)
- Integrated GPS
- 4000 mAh Lithium-ion battery