The info that leaked last week about the ZTE Optik all checks out: Sprint announced that this 7-inch Honeycomb tablet will be available soon for only $99.99, with a two-year contract of course. Specs are identical to what we heard last week: the Optik includes a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 1280 x 800 display. There's also a five megapixel back camera, two megapixel front camera, and a 4,000 mAh battery on board. Somewhat surprisingly, there's no WiMax or LTE support, but that's likely due to the desire to cut costs on this budget tablet. Sprint hasn't announced the accessories we saw last week, but we image they'll be available when the tablet launches.
When that launch date will be still isn't clear — Sprint hasn't announced availability yet. When it does launch, you'll have to sign up for one of Sprint's tablet data plans, which start at $19.99 per month for 1GB, to get the on-contract price; Sprint's also offering it contract-free for $349.99. While signing up for a two-year contract on a tablet always makes us pause, at least the subsidized price is right in this case.