You think Android OEMs should probably stop messing with your mind? They won’t. Not any time soon. Latest example – ZTE has launched 4 new Android tablets which run on Ice Cream Sandwich. The first two – PF 100 and V98 run on Quad Core processors and the V96 and V9S run on Dual Core processors.
The PF100 comes with a 10.1″ display, with the processor clocked at 1.5 GHz (Quad core, remember). There’s a 5 MP camera on the back, and 2 MP front facing camera. Also thrown in the mix are 1 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Not sure if it can be expanded, just yet.
The T98 is nothing but PF100 with a 7″ display. That’s all about it.
Moving on to the Dual Core tabs – the V96 comes with a 1.7 GHz dual core processor, a 10.1″ display, with the rest of the specs same as the PF100 and T98. Differentiation much?
That’s not it. They’ve also announced the V9S, which comes with a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, drops support for HSPA+ and runs Honeycomb 3.2, funnily. Rest of the specs are similar to those of V96.
It’s alright, I understand that ZTE is trying to hit all the price points, but I’d rather have one quad core tablet and one dual core tablet rather than bugging the customers. Choice is a good thing, but these many, nearly similar tablets are no good to anyone.