By Stephen Schenck | January 27, 2012 5:28 PM
A couple days ago, we got to see ZTE’s Optik tablet in a Sprint leak that claimed the seven-inch tablet would be going up for sale in early February. The Optik is ZTE’s model V55, but the company also has plans for a very similar seven-inch Honeycomb tablet, the V66 on Verizon. That one’s shown up already with some preliminary FCC paperwork, but we had yet to get a look at the hardware. Now, thanks to the V66′s Bluetooth SIG filing, we finally have the opportunity to check out a photo of the tablet.
Unfortunately, this source here is such a small image that the quality leaves much to be desired. It’s not all a wash, though, as we can now compare this picture against the leak we saw of the Optik. For starters, there’s a very prominent front-facing camera here, and while we know the Optik also features such a component, it wasn’t so readily visible in the Sprint leak. It’s difficult to evaluate the design of the these two devices since the pictures we’re using were taken from different angles, but the Sprint version of the tablet looks like it consists of broader, more gradual curves, while Verizon’s has predominantly straight edges.
It’s hard to make out, even blown-up like this, but the tablet shows the current date as a Sunday late in February. Now, according to our calendar, that should be February 26, but it looks closer to a 29 here; this might be a clue to the V66′s release plans, or it could be nothing.
Just like the Optik, the V66 is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and runs Honeycomb 3.2. Unlike the Optik, though, Verizon’s V66 will support LTE out-of-the-box.