Those in the US will be pleased to know they will have another tablet option towards the middle of this year, thanks to a change of opinion on part of ZTE. The Chinese company has a reputation for coming to the US to display all of their latest products, including tablet PCs, but always shying away when it comes to actually introducing their products in the US market. All of that will soon be a thing of past as the company has announced they will have on offer the LTE tablet PC from mid 2011.
The tablet is christened V11-LTE and is one more to have the Android 3.0 Honeycomb on board. The tablet will have a 10 inch display having a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. At its core, the tablet will have a 1.2 GHz processor and is expected to be compatible with LTE, HSPA, and WCDMA wireless networks, though there is no confirmation from ZTE or any US carriers on this. The tablet will also come equipped with a 5 megapixel camera at the rear along with a 1.3 megapixel unit at the front.
Other features the V11-LTE sports include integrated g-sensor, GPS, and FM radio, along with 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth. Also, powering the tablet will be a rather large 6800 mAh battery that ZTE claims will be good enough to sustain about 5.5 hours of video playback time and with a standby time of 120 hours. ZTE is also claiming the tablet will be able to make voice calls as well as send text messages, though both features might not make it to the final market version considering the Samsung Galaxy Tab was also barred from making phone calls in the US.
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