Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ZTE Light 2 Android Tablet soon with Pixel Qi screen - Hands-on

Press Release:

ZTE introduces 7” Tablet PC with Pixel Qi’s Sunlight Readable Low Power Display
by mary_lou_jepsen on February 14th, 2011

The innovative ZTE Light 2 tablet provides excellent internet browsing and multi-media experience in any light

Mobile World Congress (MWC) – Barcelona, February 14th, 2011 – ZTE Corporation, one of the world’s largest providers of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, and Pixel Qi Corporation, designer of innovative low-power sunlight-readable liquid crystal displays, today announced introduction of the ZTE Light 2 tablet PC with Pixel Qi’s award-winning liquid-crystal display at MWC. Leveraging leading edge technologies from both companies, the Light 2 tablet combines the features and performance of a 1GHz processor running the Android operating system with a 7-inch high-resolution Pixel Qi display to offer an excellent multi-media experience in a slim, light weight design with extended battery life.

“We are excited to partner with Pixel Qi to bring their innovative display technology to market,” said Adam Zhang, VP & President of ZTE Mobile Broadband Device. “It brings a new level of performance to our family of tablet PC’s, rendering excellent images under any light conditions.”

“Working with ZTE, a world-leading telecommunication company with a global customer base, provides us with an extraordinary opportunity to address a world-wide market,” added Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen, CEO and founder of Pixel Qi. “We look forward to a long-lasting partnership.”

The display is manufactured in a Pixel Qi partnership with CPT (Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd.). Based in Taoyuan, Taiwan, CPT manufactures nearly 40 million displays per month and is the #2 manufacturer of small and middle sized LCDs in the world.

The ZTE Light 2 tablet PC features a 12.6mm super slim design, Android 2.2, a hi-speed 1GHz processor and 4GB of memory. The 7-inch low-power Pixel Qi display has multi-touch capacitive touch screen and a screen resolution of 1024×600 pixels delivering a pixel density of 170 pixels per inch.

Pixel Qi’s award-winning 3Qi display technology renders quality full-color images plus full-motion video and, in high ambient light levels, its reflective mode contributes to the image allowing the backlight to be turned down or off. This delivers significant power savings and a very comfortable reading experience.

For further information on ZTE and Pixel Qi, please visit booth number 8B145,HALL8 during the MWC 2011.


About ZTE
ZTE is a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every sector of the wireline, wireless, service and terminals markets. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while achieving continued revenue growth. ZTE’s 2009 revenue led the industry with a 36% increase to USD 8.8 biillion. ZTE commits 10 percent of its revenue to research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging telecoms standards. A company with sound corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, ZTE is a member of the UN Global Compact. ZTE is China’s only listed telecom manufacturer, publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information please visit www.zte.com.cn.

About Pixel Qi Corporation
Pixel Qi Corporation, the world’s only non-captive LCD screen designer, has pioneered a new class of screens combining an e-paper look with color and video. These screens offer dramatically lower power consumption, full sunlight readability, and stunning text rendering for reading. The screens use standard LCD manufacturing equipment and materials with a full suite of new inventions to give users real benefits they can see. Pixel Qi, with offices in Silicon Valley, California and Taipei, Taiwan, is a spin-off of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) and was founded by OLPC‘s former CTO Mary Lou Jepsen. Pixel Qi believes that the future of computing is all about the screen and is dedicated to continuously delivering innovative screen technologies rapidly into high volume mass production. For more information please visit www.pixelqi.com

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Juan Luis Chulilla said...

Well done! (I'm @poliorcetes). Do you know if they are going to show a final product with 3Qi screen during WMC? I doubt so, but anyways...

Any word about price???

Anonymous said...

Really liking this one, look forward to it!

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