ZTE has announced their latest device related milestone. They are celebrating the 15th anniversary of their terminals division and the production of the 500 millionth handset. While 500 million is a rather large number, it seems the point they seem to be pushing is that they are the "first Chinese mobile device brand" to reach this milestone. As part of this ZTE had an anniversary event in Bejing and coming as a result, we have some details of future plans.
ZTE and US Cellular announced the latest smartphone that will be headed to the regional carrier soon. It's called the ZTE Director and this little entry-level budget smartphone is aimed for those on a budget or looking for their first smartphone. It's just 1 cent with a new contract, or $99 to buy outright and we have all the details.
ZTE has officially announced the GEEK smartphone. The handset was introduced during the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing, China. The key bit of detail here, this marks the first ZTE handset with Intel’s new 32nm Atom processor Z2580. Otherwise, aside from a name that we are enjoying, the handset has some average specs. By that, we mean some of the specs are half of what we are seeing on other current flagships.
IDC (International Data Corporation) report that covered smartphone sales for the fourth quarter of 2012. That report noted the quarter as having a strong demand for smartphones and of heated competition between vendors. Well, truth be told is that the heated competition seems to be more of two races as opposed to one.
Grand Memo here at Mobile World Congress and while it is hard to ignore the large size, the handset also has some other notable features. For example, the Grand Memo is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Coincidentally, this is the first time we are seeing that particular processor being used. If you remember back, it was announced in early-January.
a few weeks back. At that time the details were still unconfirmed, however as of today ZTE has offered an official announcement. Simply put, ZTE has confirmed the Grand Memo specs and it will indeed have a 5.7-inch (1280 x 720) 720p display. The handset will also be launching with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.