ZTE has gone past the FCC hurdle with its V9 Android tablet, paving the way for the tablet to hit stores in the US sooner than later. Basically a manufacturer of phones, the V9 will mark the first tablet venture from the Chinese manufacturer who had earlier showcased the tablet at the MCW. The V9 had then received quite a positive response and its good to see the tablet finally getting ready for a market launch.
As for tablet, its easy to see why it was liked at the MCW event. Its got sleek looks and build quality too looks for the par. Its got a 7 inch display having a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Its based on a 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor mated to a 1 GB RAM but with no internal storage. This will however be taken care of by way of external storage coming in the form of microSD cards.
WiFi and Bluetooth make up the connectivity options with the ZTE V9 tablet that will otherwise also support GSM 850 and 1900 and 3G WCDMA bands making the tablet to also act as a phone if required. The V9 will also have a 3.2 megapixel camera built into the rear of the tablet while with its 3400mAh battery, that V9 is expected to have 500 hours of standby time.
However, the one aspect of the V9 tablet that will surely not be liked by many is the fact that the tablet runs Android 2.1 version of the Google OS. This at a time when even smartphones running Android 2.1 are slowly being upgraded to run the higher version while there is an Android version available exclusively for use in a tablet device. The UI though looks pretty slick and inviting.
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