Sprint is offering a free tablet to anyone who buys a new smartphone

If you’re in the market for a new HTC EVO 4G LTE, or any other smartphone that’s currently in Sprint’s lineup, then now might be the perfect time to buy: starting on Sunday, August 12, and lasting until September 30, Sprint is offering a ZTE Optik tablet for free to anyone who buys a smartphone.

Obviously, the ZTE Optik is not groundbreaking by any means. It features a 7-inch WXGA display with 1280 x 800 resolution, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 16GB of internal memory, 1GB of RAM, a 4,000 mAh battery, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It also runs the very out-dated Android 3.2 Honeycomb.

However, this tablet could certainly function as a very nice ereader that does a lot more than just display books. It could be a great gift for an older parent who wouldn’t really appreciate the difference between this and the new Nexus 7. It could be a nice learning tool for a young child who wants to use a tablet, without the fear of letting your $500 Transformer Pad Infinity out of your site. You get the idea.

The only downside is that, in addition to the new two-year contract for your smartphone, you’ll also have a new two-year contract for your tablet. But still, at the same time, it’s hard to beat the price of free.

[Techno Buffalo]
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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.