ZTE’s V9C Light Tab tablet got the FCC tear down treatment today. The 7-inch (800×480) device runs Android 2.3, and offers 3G connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth and front (VGA) and rear (3MP) cameras. Internal photos of the device show a Qualcomm MSM7227 processor, Samsung SDRAM and a large 3400mAh battery.
Check out the full V9C tear down gallery, below.
ZTE is better known for its OEM feature phones, but the company has recently started to roll out a suite of Android tablets. Today, one of the company’s latest tablets, the V55, won FCC approval and judging from the label pic above the device appears to be headed for Sprint.
The V55 features a 10.1-inch display with a 1280×800 resolution, 1.2GHz processor and Android Honeycomb (its unclear what version of Honeycomb). The device was first spotted at CTIA this year, although at that time ZTE didn’t provide any information about carrier partners, a release date or prince. The V55 was expected to feature LTE capabilities, but this won’t be the case with Sprint’s version of the device. According to FCC filings, the device will only have 3G access to Sprint’s network, along with WiFI and Bluetooth – LTE or WiMAX was not mentioned.
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.
It looks like T-Mobile USA customers will have another USB modem option, this time from Chinese OEM ZTE. The device, pictured above, is known as the MF591, and supports HSPA+ transfer rates up to 21 Mbps. The svelte device has a USB dongle that folds away when not in use, and an overall svelte form factor. No word on pricing or availability, but the MF591 won FCC approval this weekend, suggesting that it will be released soon.
ZTE passed an Android phone called the Venus through the FCC yesterday. Specs for the device include a 3.5” screen with a 800 x 480 resolution, 3.2MP camera, 512 of internal memory, support for 8MB of microSD external memory, and a Qualcomm 7227 processor.
A logo for European wireless carrier Orange is visible on the device’s back, and there’s no indication that the device will make its way to the United States.
Either way, there’s not much new to see with the Venus. It seems like an entry-level Android smartphone with nothing earth shattering to offer.
Earlier this month, ZTE unveiled a 7” Android tablet called the ZTE Light, and today another 7” Android device from the Chinese OEM made its way through the FCC. Known as the AD8000, pictured above, the device runs Android 2.2 on a 600MHz ARM926EJ dual core processor from Rockchip.
The AD8000 features up to 16GB of internal NAND Flash memory, expandable with up to 16GB of external SD memory. Other features include a front facing camera, trackball, and 3G support.
No word on pricing or a release date yet.