ZTE has just unleashed the latest Android tablet to go head-to-head with Apple’s T3 award-winning iPad. Dubbed the ZTE Light, it’s being shown off at a tech gathering in Beijing.
The new slate rocks a 7-inch screen, much like Android stablemate the Galaxy Tab. However, it’s only got old-school Android 2.1 on-board, something Google will doubtless be concerned by, seeing as it’s hardly convinced Android 2.2 is up to the job of working on tablets.
The Light also comes with 3G, Wi-Fi, mobile calling skills to make you look like Dom Joly every time you clamp it to your ear, plus a 3 megapixel camera round the back. The processor is pegged back at 512MB however, which suggests things might get a tad sluggish if you start opening up too many apps at once.
ZTE claims you’ll be able to squeeze an iPad-matching 10 hours from the Light, with SD support for stashing 32GB worth of movies, music and games.