ZTE Blade III with 4-inch display, Android 4.0 officially announced

ZTE Blade III that was leaked last month is now official. It packs in a 4-inch (800×480 pixels) 262K TFT Capacitive Touch Screen display and is powered by a 1GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM 7227 A processor. It runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It has a 5 Megapixel auto focus camera at the back and has Dual Microphones. Continue reading “ZTE Blade III with 4-inch display, Android 4.0 officially announced”

ZTE and Mozilla partner up, plan on selling a Firefox phone in Q1 2013

Mozilla, makers of the once loved Firefox web browser, are trying to become relevant again. Their strategy is to create a mobile operating system that leverages their HTML rendering engine so that developers can write their applications using the same languages they’re used to using when creating websites. In other words, they want “web apps” to get the same sort of respect that “native apps” get. Today ZTE is announcing that they’re going to unveil a phone either by the end of this year or early next year running Mozilla’s OS. David Dai Shu, ZTE’s spokesperson, told Retuers that: “We are trying to increase our efforts in coming up with our own operating system, while introducing products based on Android.” Continue reading “ZTE and Mozilla partner up, plan on selling a Firefox phone in Q1 2013”

ZTE Grand X IN Intel Medfield powered smartphone running Android 4.0 announced

ZTE has announced Grand X IN that is powered by 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor (Medfield Z2460 platform) similar to the Lava Xolo X900 that launched in India in April and the Lenovo LePhone K800 that went on sale in China in May. The ZTE Grand X IN packs in a 4.3-inch (960 x 540 pixels), 16M colors, TFT, Capacitive touch screen display, and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It has a 8MP Auto focus camera with Flash at the back, 1080p HD video recording and a 0.3MP Front-facing Camera. Continue reading “ZTE Grand X IN Intel Medfield powered smartphone running Android 4.0 announced”

Is this the yet to be announced ZTE Blade III?

ZTE, one of the two major Chinese handset vendors, the other being Huawei, is well known for making budget Android phones. The “Blade”, which first launched in September 2010 in the UK as the “Orange San Francisco“, proved to be a smash hit because it offered people the full Android experience for less than 100 British pounds. About a year later the “Blade II” came out, offering a faster processor and a newer version (2.3 Gingerbread) of Android. Now as far as we know ZTE has yet to annonce the “Blade III”, which is why this writer was a bit shocked to see it on his local electronics dealer’s website. Assuming the specifications are correct, it’s basically the “Blade II”, but with a cleaner design, Android 4.0 on-board, and luckily the same budget price. Some quick Googling reveals that sites in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark list the “Blade III” as having a 4 inch screen, which goes against the claimed 3.5 inches on the Finnish website. It should also be noted that the Finnish website lists Samsung as the manufacturer of the “Blade III”, so believe who you want to believe. Continue reading “Is this the yet to be announced ZTE Blade III?”

ZTE Flash with 4.5″ 720p display and 12.6MP camera headed to Sprint

ZTE is well known for providing quite compelling hardware at a bargain basement price point. After announcing the Grand X for Europe, it is now bringing its next high-end device to the US. Coming to Sprint in the 4th quarter, the phone sports specs like a 1.5Ghz dual core processor and 1GB of RAM.

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ZTE N880E running Android 4.1 launched in China

ZTE has launched ZTE N880E in China. It is the first smartphone to come with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) in China. It has 4.0-inch (480 x 80o pixels) capacitive touchscreen display and is powered by 1GHz Qualcomm processor. It has metallic finish and comes with 3.2MP Auto focus camera and is just 10.4mm thick. The ZTE N880E was originally launched in May 2012 with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and has sold more than 1 million units since then. Continue reading “ZTE N880E running Android 4.1 launched in China”

ZTE Grand X LTE with 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0 announced

ZTE has announced the Grand X LTE (T82), their first single-chip LTE smartphone at CommunicAsia 2012. It is powered by 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It has 8MP rear camera with flash, 1080p HD video recording and front camera that supports 720p HD video calls. Continue reading “ZTE Grand X LTE with 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0 announced”

ZTE announces new Android phones, Tablets and ZTE Orbit Windows Phone

ZTE already announced that they would unveil 8 new devices at MWC. They have announced ZTE PF112 HD, ZTE PF 200, ZTE Kis,ZTE Acqua, ZTE Blade II and ZTE 910 Android phones and ZTE Orbit Windows Phone device at the MWC 2011. They announced the Mimosa X last week with Tegra 2 chipset with Icera 450 21mbps HSPA modem, 4.3-inch (960 x 540 pixels) display, 5-megapixel autofocus camera and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The ZTE Era packs in 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core processor and has 4.3-inch (960 x 540 pixels) display. Continue reading “ZTE announces new Android phones, Tablets and ZTE Orbit Windows Phone”

ZTE Era with Tegra 3 Quad-core processor, 4.3-inch display and Android 4.0 announced

ZTE has announced the ZTE Era their first phone with the 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core processor. The Tegra 3 has unique 4-PLUS-1 quad-core architecture with a fifth battery saver core. It has 4.3-inch (960 x 540 pixels) display. It runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and has NVIDIA Icera 450 HSPA+ modem. It is just 7.8mm thick. Continue reading “ZTE Era with Tegra 3 Quad-core processor, 4.3-inch display and Android 4.0 announced”

ZTE to unveil 8 new devices including Windows Phone and Multi-Core Android phones at MWC 2012

ZTE has announced that they would unveil 8 new devices at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week. These devices include multi-core chipsets, LTE, 4G radio and the latest Android and Windows Mobile platforms. They have already revealed the ZTE PF200 and the N910 LTE smartphones running on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with 1.2GHz and 1.5GHz chipsets, earlier this week.  Continue reading “ZTE to unveil 8 new devices including Windows Phone and Multi-Core Android phones at MWC 2012”