ZTE V96 hands-on: Dual-core, ICS, and LTE, oh my

Although it won't be available in the U.S., ZTE's V96 tablet is still a neat device to get your hands on (if you can, that is).

The ZTE V96 Lynn La/CNET

NEW ORLEANS--In addition to displaying its recently released Score M at CTIA this year, the small Chinese telecommunications company known as ZTE also showed off its V96 tablet.

Though the device isn't due out yet, it's set for a global launch. Unfortunately, there aren't any plans in place to bring the Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet to the U.S.

The Wi-Fi enabled device has a 10.1-inch touch screen. Powering the V96 is a 1.7GHz dual-core processor.

When I got my hands on the tablet, I noticed it was quite snappy and the animated wallpaper (which featured mushrooms and butterflies) moved seamlessly.

Above the display is a 2-megapixel camera for vanity shots and Web chatting. The back has a textured feel to it, and located in the middle is a 5-megapixel camera.

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Two neat features of the tablet is that it runs on Android's latest OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. It's also a quad-band device and can operate on LTE technology.

After getting my hands on the model, I must say it's a downer that this product won't be available in the U.S. Its processor is pretty zippy, and it's always great to see another ICS device.

Pricing and release dates are also unknown at the time, so I suppose all I'm left with of the V96 are the brief sweet memories we shared.

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About the author

Lynn La is CNET's associate editor for cell phone and smartphone news and reviews. Prior to coming to CNET, she wrote for the Sacramento Bee and was a staff editor at Macworld. In addition to covering technology, she has reported on health, science, and politics.

 

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