ZTE’s V9 Android tablet appears on the FCC, gets torn down


ZTE is known mostly for its cost effective OEM feature phones, but the company is slowly making its presence known in the tablet market as well.  ZTE’s attractive V9 Android tablet made an appearance at MWC this year, turning some heads with its sleek form factor.  Today, the V9 won FCC approval, a good sign that the device will be making its way to the United States soon.

The V9 is an Android 2.1 tablet that features a 7-inch screen with an 800 x 480 resolution.  The device features a Qualcomm MSM7227 processor with 1GB of RAM, and external storage supported via microSD.  Other features include a 3.2MP rear facing camera, 3400mAh battery with an expected 500 hours of standby time, WiFi and Bluetooth.  We’re not thrilled about the V9’s reliance on Android 2.1, but shots of the device’s interface in the gallery below don’t look bad.

Interestingly, the V9 will also work as a phone, with support for GSM 850 and 1900 bands, according to FCC documents.  The device will be a bit awkward to use as a phone – it’s quite large to hold up against your head – however Bluetooth support means that you can easily pair the V9 with a Bluetooth headset for calls.  The device also supports 3G WCDMA bands II and V used by AT&T in the United States.

Internal photos of the V9 show a Qualcomm MSM7227 processor, Qualcomm power management chip and Samsung SDRAM.  A “Plus” version of the V9 with a 1GHz processor will be available as well.  Check out the gallery below for more internal photos of the V9.



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