ZTE Vivacity bound for T-Mobile in Europe

November 1, 2011
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ZTE is making strides in its move into the mid-market, and the latest entry is the "T-Mobile Vivacity". This little Gingerbread phone was spotted chilling at the Bluetooth SIG, though unfortunately there isn't any hard info on it other than a standard 3G radio. However, if you look closely, you can see something that's altogether too rare: vanilla Android.

That green-on-black clock and dock indicates that the Vivacity is running a stock Android interface, with no manufacturer customizations plastered on top. There's clearly some T-Mobile apps as well, but for the most part it's basic Gingerbread. Manufacturers like Motorola, HTC and Samsung all tend to modify the core Android experience with skins and tweaks, and in some cases that makes for a lousy experience. But here, at least, Europeans will have the pleasure of running a lean (if not particularly mean) machine.

Other than a minimum of manufacturer and carrier tweaks, there isn't much to say about the Vivacity. The buttons appear to be capacitive, and it looks like it has a screen that could be anywhere from 3.5-4 inches. It's probably, but not certainly, a standard slate phone. We'll be sure to keep a lookout for any more news as it comes in, especially if it looks like the westernmost T-Mobile will get a chance at the phone.

[via Unwired View]


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  • Anonymous

    Uh, look at the browser icon on the dock. I’d call it vanilla-like…