Last week we heard rumors that suggested Sprint was going to begin offering a free ZTE Optik tablet along with the purchase of any new smartphone. And well, it looks like the carrier has since confirmed those details. Of course, when your consider the long term cost, this may not be the best deal. That thought aside, in fairness to Sprint we will spell out the deal — they are offering customers (new and existing) the option to get a ZTE Optik tablet for free with the purchase of a new smartphone. Any smartphone. The catch here, you will be required to sign a two-year agreement for both devices, hence the maybe not the best deal comment. The other bit worth mentioning, the smartphone and tablet must be purchased in the same transaction. Otherwise, for those not as familiar with the ZTE Optik, it is running Android 3.2 Honeycomb and has hardware features to include a 7-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) touchscreen, dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 4000 mAh battery, 2 megapixel front-facing camera and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera. Our suggestion, buy a smartphone and make sure you have tethering available and then buy a Nexus 7, or similarly low-priced Android tablet.
Via [The Verge]