This is definitely the year for ZTE. We aren’t quite sure yet if they’ve “stolen the show” but they are darn close. In fact China as a whole may have stolen the show between the combined efforts of ZTE and rival Huawei.
In addition to the data products and Android phones ZTE has announced at MWC, they’ve also introduced four new Android tablets. The ZTE PF 100, ZTE T98, ZTE V96 and the ZTE V9S.
The ZTE PF100 is the first of two quad-core tablets. This tablet is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 3 processor. In addition it has Nvidia’s Icera 450 HSPA modem on board. The Icera modem is optimized for better network performance and better battery life. It features a 10.1″ WXGA display, 1GB of RAM and 16gb of onboard storage.
The ZTE T98 is the other quad-core beast. This is a 7″ tablet and at the moment the first 7″ tablet introduced at MWC with Nvidia’s Tegra 3 processor. Everything else, aside from the screen size, is the same as the PF100.
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The ZTE V96 tablet is using the Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor clocked at 1.7ghz (yeah that’s going to be fast). Because it’s Qualcomm its got 4G/LTE. It’s also running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The rest of the specs are in line with the PF100 and the T98.
The ZTEV96 will be on the low-end entry level side despite having a dual core 1.2ghz processor (yes that means the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 falls in the lower range category now). This tablet is releasing with Android 3.2 Honeycomb rather than Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
ZTE has said that yes some of their new devices will appear in the United States. These tablets will start shipping in the Spring (which is only a month away)