The 7-inch Jelly Bean tablet is only $30 with a qualified two-year service agreement.
With the $99 Optik, ZTE and Sprint target tablet shoppers who feel the $199 Kindle Fire is too pricey.
The carrier aims for mass appeal with a budget-friendly tablet with moderate hardware.
The activities of Mark Abene, aka "Phiber Optik," and his hacker friends made him a media darling and inspired a book, but now he spends his time protecting computer networks.
The maker of binoculars and spotting scopes has a $145 adapter that turns your fancy smartphone into a camera with a supertelephoto lens.
Expected to arrive in just a few days time, the ZTE handset should make for a dirt-cheap Android.
Expected to arrive in October, the Android 4.0 smartphone will boast a 12.6-megapixel camera and 4G LTE connectivity.
Some lucky Canadian residents will be the first to get streaming TV through their Xbox 360 with a new service from telecommunications provider Telus.