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ZTE 10in And 7in Android Tablets Coming To UK


ZTE 10in And 7in Android Tablets Coming To UK

ZTE has announced that along with growing its share of the smartphone market, ZTE now seems to be ready to spread its tablet wings confirming that it will bring a 10in and a 7in tablet to the UK.

The Chinese manufacturer has announced that the 10in tablet which they unveiled first at Mobile World Congress last month will be coming to these shores in the second half of 2011. While it was believed the device would run on a 1GHz processor, ZTE has updated this to say the tablet will run on a 1.2GHz chip and have a 1280x800 screen resolution. The tablet will also run Android’s flagship tablet version, Honeycomb to put it on a par with the Xoom, Optimus Pad and Galaxy Tab 10.1. Other specs are very thin on the ground and while the tablet is currently called the Light, this may cause some confusion.

ZTE currently has a 7in tablet on sale also called the Light (see above) but this is only on sale in other parts of the world but not in the UK. However ZTE has also announced a follow up to that 7incher called the Light2. While the naming conventions are all very confusing, what it basically means is that ZTE will bring out a 10in and 7in Android tablet in the UK in the second half of 2011. The 7incher will run Android 2.2 (Froyo) and will have a 1GHz processor and the screen resolution will remain the same as the original Light at 800x480 but will be of the capacitive type.

With many Android tablets failing to entice users with competitive pricing, could ZTE follow up its budget smartphone success with the San Francisco in the budget tablet market? With a history of producing budget devices that appeal to the masses, we imagine that ZTE could soon become a household name outside of its home market of China.

Source: The Inquirer 1, 2

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March 18, 2011, 9:35 pm

I have high hopes that this might actually be the well-specced, reasonably priced tablet I've been waiting for.

£299 please. That's more than double the vanilla Blade's SIM-free price. Is that too much to ask?


March 19, 2011, 6:41 am

£299 have people come so obsessed with tablets they will pay that price?


March 19, 2011, 10:30 am

£299? That seems too much to ask! :-)

The advent vega has been out for AGES with a tegra 2 dual core chip and a 10" screen for £250 (no honeycomb but am still hopeful of
A hack). I would hope that zte aim to either match or beat that price (imagine them hitting £199!) I think £250 is quite likely


March 19, 2011, 12:20 pm

Well ZTE you maybe about to the cat amongst the ipads ( or at least those lusting one but not the price overhead)
If they achieve the value they have with the Orange San-F phone.....


March 20, 2011, 6:13 pm

£200 and I will have two please and another Blade.


March 21, 2011, 3:41 pm

@betelgeus: If I were 'obsessed' I would have already shelled out £400 for an iPad, not unlike the 15+ million people who already have. :)

I'm just trying not to be over-optimistic here.

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