Sprint has a mixed history of loving tablets. RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook is one of those examples that's negative: the carrier killed the idea of having a WiMAX-capable version, but it did offer a 3G variant. Unfortunately, the latter wasn't ever marketed very well.
Today, though, it looks like Sprint is going to start marketing one of its forthcoming tablets a little better. It's called the ZTE Optik, and it's a 7-inch Honeycomb tablet that will cost just $99.99 on contract.
For that price, you're getting a pretty sweet deal. On top of being compatible with Sprint's 3G network, it also has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot for further expansion, and 4000mAh battery.
I'm looking forward to more cheap tablets from all sorts of companies. As we all know, prices do matter the most in a regular consumer's purchase — just look at the HP TouchPad or the Kindle Fire. If more companies and carriers get the prices just right, we could see an explosion of innovation in the tablet market this year.[Android Police]