ZTE have just tried to throw a spanner in the works of the tablet PC world by announcing its 7 inch 3G Android touchscreen, which its hoping will be a bigger success than its somewhat maligned ZTE Racer.
Currently on display at the Beijing Exhibition there is little information available in the form of user or eyewitness reviews but it has got some reasonably impressive stats; weighing in at only 403 grams, with GPS navigation ability and WiFi. Although its 512 MB of inbuilt RAM isn’t anything to write home about, there is an external SD slot with 32GB of external memory. The ten hours of battery time is also reasonable, and will ensure you’ll be able to take it on long journeys and not run low half way home.
It operates on the 2.1 Android Operating system. Through this you get full access to all that you’d expect from Google- multi E-mail account set-up, online document reading and editing services and the wealth of third party apps that us 21st century consumers have come to rely on and define ourselves by. It’s also got the added boon of offering voice calling on dual band UMTS 2100 MHZ/900 MHZ, so it can lay some claim to being an all round entertainment centre
From looking at the picture, it’ll fit easily into the palm of your hand (exact spec isn’t available at this juncture unfortunately), in which seems to lay its biggest appeal with its capabilities to support a camera, games, music, video and mp4. In fact, on first glance there seems to be an awful lot right about the ZTE Light; time will tell whether it lives up to ZTE’s billing as the preeminent next generation tablet PC.