ZTE Might Launch Android-based smartphone in America by Next Year

November 20, 2009
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As of lately, China has been busy with the Android news, it would seem. There's the Mini 3i from Dell, which will become available first on that country. Also, according to Chinese Commercial Times the Dell Streak MID will be landing in AT&T, here in the States. And how to forget Zii Labs, who will showcase a "Phone with Fully featured Android Platform" next month.

Now, once more, China is making Android headlines. According to Total Telecom, Chinese manufacturer ZTE Corp. is in talks with different carriers throughout Europe to launch a new smartphone based on Google's mobile OS. Apparently, ZTE wants to beef up its business by making smartphones, traditionally, the company has been supplying low-cost telecom equipment to companies such as China Mobile Ltd.

ZTE's Managing director of handset business marketing, Dale Ying, told Dow Jones Newswires - in an interview on the sidelines of the GSMA Mobile Asia Congress in Hong Kong - the following:

We hope to sell our smartphone to these operators next year. We see big potential in the smartphone market. We are targeting to ship more smartphones in the coming few years which will help to improve our gross margin.

ZTE is in discussions and conducting testing with carriers in North America - according to Dale Ying - comprising T-Mobile USA, AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp., and Verizon Wireless.


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