Rumors that ZTE would be getting into the tablet and smartphone game on US carriers have been bouncing around for awhile, and now we have more details on what it will be doing on Sprint. A document detailing the ZTE Optik has been leaked to Android Police, and it is almost surely the ZTE V55 that we first saw in November. Priced at $99.99 with a two-year contract, the 7-inch tablet will apparently sport a 1.2GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 4,000mAh battery, a 5-megapixel camera in back and a 2-megapixel in front. It will launch with Android 3.2 and there's no word yet about whether or not it will be upgradeable to Android 4.0. If earlier leaks hold true, we also expect that the Optik will be running a custom skin on top of Honeycomb.
ZTE is also showing more than a little, shall we say, moxie in offering a $44.99 "Smart Cover" that looks and operates in a way that's virtually identical to what's available for the iPad 2.The documents suggest that it will be available on February 5th for direct orders and make its way into stores on March 11th. No word yet on the Verizon cousin to this device, the ZTE V66, other than that we still expect it to launch with Verizon 4G at some point in the future.