Overland Park, Kan. – Sprint launched a $29 cellular-equipped 7-inch tablet, marking the lowest price at which the carrier has ever launched a tablet.
ZTE’s Optik 2 is available through Sprint’s website and business channels at $29 with a two-year service agreement on a qualifying data plan. The tablet offers 3G, not 4G, access to the Internet.
The tablet features Android 4.1.2 OS, 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, rear-facing 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, and front 2-megapixel camera.
The Optik 2 can be activated on one of Sprint’s tablet plans, including a limited-time offer featuring 2GB of data for $15, 25MB for $5, 100MB for $10, 3GB of data for $34, 6GB of data for $49, and 12GB of data for $79.
The tablet can also be used as a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot, allowing up to five Wi-Fi-equipped devices to simultaneously access the Internet through the Optik 2. Hot-spot service costs an additional $19 per month for 2GB of data or $49.99 for 6GB of data.
Other tablet features include 802.11b/g/n, integrated GPS, 4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery, stereo speakers, MicroSD card slot supporting 32GB cards and Bluetooth 4.0