Following ZTE’s announcement of its SPro 2 Android-powered smart projector last night, a major U.S. carrier has confirmed that it’ll offer the device in the States.
AT&T announced today that it plans to “exclusively” sell the ZTE SPro 2 in the U.S. Unfortunately, Ol’ Blue doesn’t have any availability information to share, saying that it’ll announce its pricing and availability at a later date.
Along with the ZTE SPro 2, AT&T revealed the Modio Smartcase. The accessory covers an iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, or iPad mini and can provide the device with a connection to AT&T’s 4G LTE network. Also included is a 4600mAh battery that can provide extra juice to your iPad, as well as a microSD slot that supports cards of up to 32GB. AT&T will share its pricing and availability plans for the Modio Smartcase at a later date.
While Apple does offer versions of its iPad tablets with built-in cellular connectivity, those devices cost $130 more than their Wi-Fi counterparts. That can cause some consumers to be turned off by the cellular versions. While we don’t yet know how much the Modio Smartcase will cost, it could be an option for folks that bought a Wi-Fi-only iPad but later decide that they’d like cellular connectivity. And while it’s not the same as a cellular iPad in that you can only use the Modio Smartcase with AT&T while cellular iPads work with multiple carriers, buying a Modio Smartcase would be easier than trying to sell or trade your Wi-Fi-only for a cellular one.