7-inch ZTE Light Tab II with Gingerbread launches in the UK


ZTE continues to blaze its own path when it comes to affordable Android tablets, announcing the £235 Light Tab II. The new slate sports a 7-inch display, 1.4GHz single-core CPU, and 4GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD). Also on board are rear and front-facing cameras, WiFi connectivity, and a dash of 3G support. The ZTE Light Tab II ships with Android 2.3. There is no word on potential Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich updates for the tablet.

The ZTE Light II Tablet Coming Soon to the UK
ZTE 7-inch Android 2.3 tablet with dual cameras

14 February 2012, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has launched its 7-inch V9A tablet, the ZTE Light Tab II, in the UK.

The highly-anticipated device will be ZTE’s first own-branded tablet available to UK consumers. Running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) it has a tidy 7- inch TFT-LCD, capacitive touch screen and speedy Qualcomm MSM8255 processor which allows for efficient data usage on the move.

Weighing in at just 402g and small enough to carry around, the portable device comes equipped with popular apps such as YouTube and Google talk. It has an FM radio and battery life enabling 5.5 hours of movie play, ideal for extended commutes.

With 4GB of in-built memory the tablet can hold over 200 photographs taken on either the front facing 0.3MP camera or with the larger 3MP rear camera, or over 500 of users’ favourite tracks, which can be bolstered with an external micro SD memory card.

Operating on GSM, UMTS, and HSPA networks, the tablet will be available for purchase through a number of channels in the open market.

“ZTE V9A is ZTE’s first own-branded tablet made available in the UK and we are very excited about its entry into the market. We plan to continue our progress in the UK, introducing ZTE branded consumer devices with key capabilities at reasonable prices,” said Wu Sa, Director, Mobile Device Operations, ZTE. “Our UK strategy is very much focused on providing quality devices – a factor which is apparent through our growth and development in the handset arena”.

ZTE Light Tablets are shipped to more than 30 countries and regions around the world. The V9A is also currently sold in Spain, Indonesia and Hong Kong.

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