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.