ZTE announces Light II tablet

ZTE is quite a familiar name in some parts of the world. The company specializes in making budget devices that offer great value for money, and its smartphone offerings have been immensely popular. The Light II tablet doesn’t exactly live up to that legacy though, judging from what’s known about it. It runs Android 2.3 on a 1.4GHz single core Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU, has 4GB of built in memory (expandable with a microSD card), WiFi, GPS, 3G, and a 7-inch 600 x 1024 screen. With a UK price of £235, it’s a budget device priced something along the lines of what a used low end 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet goes for, and less than half of the new Galaxy Tab 7.7.

While the specs are rather underwhelming and the lack of an ICS upgrade path is a definitive downer, the fact that this tablet packs in 3G at such a low price is very nice. Here in Europe the budget market is rather empty without tablets like the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, so anything to fill that gap is welcome. Knowing ZTE products, this is likely to be a software hacker favorite as well.

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.