ZTE as they announced the partnership with the Houston Rockets this past weekend. That time included a pre-game sit down with some ZTE execs, and while they offered some interesting insight about the partnership, perhaps the more immediate news was the US release of the Grand S and nubia 5 smartphones. These were both made available for pre-order here in the US and should begin shipping shortly.
ZTE recently announced the US availability of the Grand S and nubia 5 smartphones. These were announced alongside the partnership with the Houston Rockets. Both handsets are available for pre-order at this time and they will begin shipping in mid-October. But for now, courtesy of ZTE, we got to spend a bit of hands-on time with the Houston Rockets branded nubia 5.
ZTE announced the US availability for the Grand S and nubia 5 smartphones last week and it looks like there was also a bit more to that story. We have heard ZTE talk about making a bigger push in the US market and it looks like they are going rather big -- a partnership with an NBA basketball team. ZTE announced the partnership with the Houston Rockets and in a little pre-game sit down with Android Community, Waiman Lam and Lixin Cheng of ZTE talked a bit about why they choose the Rockets and what else we can look forward to in the future.
ZTE was originally showing the Grand S smartphone back in January during CES. Early details had the handset coming to the US market later in the year and that was then pushed back to sometime in 2014. Well, it looks like the original 'later this year' timeframe ended up being the more accurate here. This morning ZTE has come forward with some Grand S release details for those in the US market.
Virgin Mobile has officially launched the Supreme smartphone, which coincidentally, is the second ZTE handset to arrive with the carrier this week. This latest is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and with features to include LTE connectivity and a 5-inch display. Virgin Mobile has the ZTE Supreme available beginning today with for use with any of the Beyond Talk plans which began at $35 per month.
ZTE Blade V. Though this handset is on the lower end of mid-range devices, buyers will be able to grab it for less than a bill, with both on-contract and off options available.
AT&T branding. We have yet to see an announcement from AT&T, however the handset has recently been spotted on the ZTE website. This time around the handset still has the AT&T logo.
images surfaced about an unknown smartphone called the ZTE Geek U988S, calling it the world's first Tegra 4 smartphone. Today the device has apparently been confirmed, and we're getting our first official (not leaked) image of the sleek and powerful new handset. The Chinese company is calling the U988S the ZTE Geek, and we have the details below.
ZTE U988S surfaced not too long ago with alleged specs indicating that it could be the first smartphone to harbor a Tegra 4 processor. Shortly after, some renders surfaced around the web purported to be of the handset, and now a leaked image has been published said to be an image of the actual phone in all its bright-red goodness.