January 24, 2014

According to a 2013 Pew Internet & Life Project survey, 43 percent of Americans 16 and older own a tablet or e-book reader.
But, there is still an untapped market for tablet buyers…those that don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a tablet.
That’s why Sprint (NYSE:S) offers ZTE Optik™ 2. It includes all the features tablet user demand at an easily affordable price.
ZTE Optik 2 is available through Sprint Web Sales and Business Sales now for $29.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement on a qualifying data plan.
This Sprint 3G tablet offers a 7-inch touchscreen display with pinch-to-zoom navigation and Android™ 4.1.2, Jelly Bean. This makes ZTE Optik 2 a dynamic e-reader, media player and portable computing device featuring a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon® processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage that allows the user to get work done or stay entertained surfing the Web, playing games and watching videos.
It has two cameras – a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus, camcorder and flash and front-facing 2-megapixel camera that enables video chat.
For those that want to get more out of their tablet, ZTE Optik 2 provides access to Android Market™, which features more than 1 million apps, millions of songs and books and thousands of movies. Additional key features include:
  • Google mobile services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ for Android™, Google Calendar™, Voice Actions and YouTube™
  • Integrated GPS
  • 4000 mAh Lithium-ion battery
  • microSD™ card slot, supporting up to a 32GB memory card (not included)
  • Stereo speakers
  • Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth® 4.0
ZTE Optik 2 can be activated on one of Sprint’s Tablet Connection plans (including a special limited time offer featuring 2GB of data for $15; or) 25MB for $5, 100MB for $10, 1GB of data for $14.99 (replaces the 2GB for $15 limited time offer), 3GB of data for $34.99, 6GB of data for $49.99 or 12GB of data for $79.99 (all pricing excludes taxes and surcharges)1. Customers are able to view their data usage by logging into My Sprint at www.sprint.com.
ZTE Optik 2 can also be used as a mobile hotspot allowing up to five users to simultaneously surf the Web using Wi-Fi®. The mobile hotspot option is available for an additional $19.99 per month for 2GB of data or $49.99 for 6GB of data (all pricing excludes taxes and surcharges).

Check out the device specifications at http://newsroom.sprint.comnews-releases/fact-sheet-zte-optik-2.htm.

Mark Elliott is a communications manager for the Wireless Devices team at Sprint. Based in Boston, he works primarily with BlackBerry and Samsung devices and is well versed in the company’s business devices, push-to-talk products and tablets. Mark can be reached at mark.j.elliott@sprint.com.

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1Tablet Plan: No plan discounts apply. Depending on plans selected, includes 25 MB, 100MB, 2 GB, 6 GB, or 12 GB of on-network data usage. Add’l on-network data usage: $0.015/MB. Monthly off-network data allowance varies. 25 MB or 100MB plan off-network allowance: 25 MB/mo. 2GB or 3GB plan off-network allowance: 100MB. 6 GB or 12 GB plan off-network allowance: 300 MB/mo. Additional off-network data: 25¢/MB.