ZTE Unveils New Windows-Based Smartphone, Eyes USA Market
If you live stateside, you might not have heard of ZTE, but they are currently the fourth-largest handset maker in the world. Now, they want to grow by entering the United States and Chinese markets. One way they might do that is with the ZTE Orbit, unveiled today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The ZTE Orbit will be a Windows Phone 7.5 Mango smartphone with an HD voice codec and a 5 MP camera with LED flash. There will be 4 GB of on-board storage. The Orbit will join the ZTE Tania, a Windows Phone with a 4.3” 800 x 480 resolution display, running on a 1 GHz processor. The Orbit, at least, sounds it like it could come to the United States in Q2 of this year, and will likely compete in the low-end smartphone market. Details on the Orbit are scant for now, but stay tuned for possible updates this week.