updated 12:21 pm EST, Fri January 24, 2014
ZTE Optik 2 3G tablet available online through Sprint
Sprint has revealed the 3G tablet ZTE Optik 2, now available online for purchase. The tablet has a 7-inch touchscreen display, and runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Featuring a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage, the Optik 2 possesses a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus, video recording and flash, and a front-facing camera that enables video chat.
The ZTE Optik 2 can be purchased for $30 with a two-year contract. Activations on a Sprint Tablet Connection plan start at 25MB of data for $5. Users can create a multi-user hotspot for up to five users to simultaneously access a WiFi connection, with pricing starting at an additional $20 per month for 2GB of data.
Video recommendation service 5by releases apps for Android and iOS
Curated video service 5by has released apps for iOS and Android this week. The program offers users online video content categorized by the type of entertainment desired, 5by features personalized video, time-sensitive streams, and new content daily.
The service suggests video content based on time of day, mood or desired activity, and can be filtered by video duration or subject matter. The 5by app is available free through Google Play and the iTunes Store.