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ZTE V9 Android-powered tablet arrives at the FCC

zte fccZTE is more famous for their budget-friendly OEM feature phones, but that doesn’t mean the company is going to miss out on the tablet bandwagon after eyeing the success by other manufacturers who are in the game. Well, their latest effort in the Android market would be the ZTE V9 tablet that first appeared at MWC earlier this year, and has since gained FCC approval – which points towards a US release in the near future.

We aren’t too stoked that the V9 will come with Android 2.1 Eclair right out of the box, considering most of the newer devices are already on Froyo. The other big question to ask is this – will it be upgraded to Android 3.0 Honeycomb when the time comes, since that is a tablet-centric operating system? Only time will tell, so check out the features of the ZTE Z9 in the mean time.

A 7″ display with 800 x 480 resolution is accompanied by a Qualcomm MSM7227 processor, 1GB RAM, a 3.2-megapixel camera, a 3400mAh battery, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Oh yeah, if you don’t mind going back to the days where phones were super huge, then the V9 works as a handset, too, supporting GSM 850 and 1900 bands. This is where a Bluetooth headset becomes a necessity instead of a weird-looking tech accessory.

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