Chinese company ZTE has been cranking out phones, tablets, and other devices for a few years — but the company is just starting to sell its products in western companies under its own brand name. Earlier this month Sprint started offering the ZTE Optik tablet in the US, and now yu can pick up a ZTE Light Tab II in the UK.
Clove Technology is offering the Light Tab 2 for £235 including VAT. If I had to choose, I’d go for the American Optik tablet which has a 1280 x 800 pixel display, a dual core processor, and Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
The ZTE Light Tab 2, on the other hand, looks like a tablet that was designed a year or two agao. It has a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon single core processor, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.
The tablet has 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a microSDHC card slot for expansion. The good news is that the tablet supports WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G, has front and rear cameras, and comes with the Android Market and other Google apps.
ZTE’s tablet also has one other unusual feature – an FM radio. That’s something that you usually find in phones, rather than tablets. But even if you don’t want to stick the 7 inch tablet in your pocket to listen to some tunes while you go for a walk, I suppose you could use the tablet as a battery powered radio around the house. ZTE says it should get up to 5.5 hours of battery life.