ZTE to launch budget Honeycomb tablets soon
The Chinese tablet maker, ZTE is expected to launch its affordable Light Tab 2 in addition to Light Tab 3 and Light Tab 10 inch this year
The tablets wars are intensifying with more and more manufacturers jumping into the already crowded market vying for consumer attention.
Recently we saw Huawei launch its first Honeycomb tablet MediaPad with much fanfare. This 7 inch tablet is powered by dual core 1.2GHz processor with 1080p HD video playback and comes equipped with the latest Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system.
Following closely Huawei's Chinese competitor ZTE is joining the race too. The company has emerged with a new version of Light Tab, called Light Tab 2 which is powered with honeycomb. Earlier rumored to be running on a Gingerbread OS, maybe ZTE decided to switch seeing other tablet manufacturers opting for the honeycomb version.
The tablet comes equipped with a 1 GHz processor, GSM/WCDMA, 3G, Wi-Fi and WiMAX and is expected to be released in October. ZTE is expected to be priced for Rs 20,000 and will be seen sporting a 7-inch screen with a 1024 x 600-resolution.
And that is not all. The Chinese tablet maker also has two other tablets in the pipeline namely Light Tab 3 and Light Tab 10 inch. Speculated to be launched around the third and forth quarter, booth the tablets come with Android 3.0 and are powered by a 1.2GHz processor. The exact specifications for both the tablets remain a mystery right now, but what we do know is that the Light Tab 10 inch as expected from the name would sport a 10 inch screen while the Light Tab 3 will feature a 7-inch screen and two camera's to support video conferencing.
We will probably get more detailed specifications at this year's CommunicAsia tradeshow where the the company will be showcasing its range of mobile products.