In early December, we reported on ZTE's plans to start producing high-end smartphones for the US market starting this summer. This obviously isn't a smartphone, but it is a piece of hardware produced by ZTE, and it's very high-end.
This 7-inch T98 tablet has a 1280 x 800 screen that's powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 processor, which is actually becoming quite a popular piece of silicon at CES this year. Of course, so is Ice Cream Sandwich, which this tablet is also running. The prototype shown above also held 16GB of internal storage, so we should see some nice options for storage above that size, as well.
Obviously, there was no price announced when this device was shown off. In fact, there isn't even a release date, so I don't know if this thing will even be released (and if it is, then I still don't know about US availability). Either way, these prototypes are showing just how powerful NVIDIA's new chip will be when the final products start rolling out of the factories. I wouldn't be surprised if Tegra 3 even made it into some Windows 8 tablets, too.[PC Magazine]