ZTE archive

  • ZTE Open pictures and hands-on
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    ZTE Open pictures and hands-on

    By 24 February 2013

    It was no secret that ZTE was going to announce a Firefox OS phone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and here it is: the ZTE Open. The handset runs on Mozilla’s Firefox OS, which has been in development for a number of years and finally coming to...

  • First Firefox OS handset launches in Europe this summer with the Alcatel One Touch Fire
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    First Firefox OS handset launches in Europe this summer with the Alcatel One Touch Fire

    By 24 February 2013

    Mozilla has detailed the consumer build of Firefox OS at its Mobile World Congress 2013 press event, with Alcatel, LG, and ZTE signing on as partners. In 2013, Mozilla says, it plans to rollout Firefox OS to nine countries over a slew of carriers to kick...

  • Mobile World Congress 2013: We're here bringing you the news that matters
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    Mobile World Congress 2013: We're here bringing you the news that matters

    By 24 February 2013

    Mobile World Congress 2013 kicks off on Monday in Barcelona, with the gathering of the great and the good of all things mobile assembled to unveil the latest products and reveal the hottest mobile trends. We're here in Barcelona to bring you all the news...

  • ZTE will be first to release Tegra 4 'super phones'
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    ZTE will be first to release Tegra 4 'super phones'

    By 21 February 2013

    Chinese manufacturer ZTE says plans to be the first to bring Tegra 4-touting "super phones" to market, expecting to release them in China before the mid-year point. Thanks to a strategic partnership with Nvidia, the new range of devices will adopt the...

  • ZTE Blade III review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    ZTE Blade III review

    By 19 February 2013

    Low-priced Android phones are a mixed bag, on the one hand, they're often better than you'd expect, but on the other there are always compromises made to get a phone out for this sort of money. It becomes even more ridiculous when you consider that Virgin...

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: When is it coming to my phone?
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    Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: When is it coming to my phone?

    By 11 February 2013

    Google has announced the launch of the latest version of Android: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, in San Francisco as part of the Google I/O event on Wednesday. That’s all very well and good, but when is it coming to your Android smartphone? Will the...

  • Phones 4u to launch own-brand handsets in 2013, possibly with ZTE
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    Phones 4u to launch own-brand handsets in 2013, possibly with ZTE

    By 5 February 2013

    It has been revealed that Phones 4u is planning to launch its own brand of handsets in 2013, which may be built by ZTE. An interview with John Whittle, commercial director, and Scott Hooton, chief commercial officer, at Phones 4u published in Mobile World,...

  • ZTE V81: 8-inch Jelly Bean tablet debuts ahead of MWC
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    ZTE V81: 8-inch Jelly Bean tablet debuts ahead of MWC

    By 30 January 2013

    ZTE is next to hop on the Android tablet bandwagon with its just-announced V81 8-inch Jelly Bean slate. The new tablet, which was revealed ahead of MWC, comes with a 1024 x 768 resolution screen and a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor to keep Android 4.1 Jelly...

  • ZTE to launch Mozilla-based phone in Europe
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    ZTE to launch Mozilla-based phone in Europe

    By 10 January 2013

    ZTE will launch a smartphone in Europe in 2013 based on the Mozilla platform. Cheng Lixin, CEO of ZTE US, confirmed the plans in an interview at CES 2013, Bloomberg reports. Cheng went on to say that a US launch might also be considered. "We closely monitor...

  • ZTE Grand S pictures and hands-on
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    ZTE Grand S pictures and hands-on

    By 9 January 2013

    The ZTE grand S is the first truly flagship phone from the Chinese manufacturer. Boasting a big 5-inch 1080p screen, it promises to be quite a handset - but does it deliver? The first thing you notice about the Grand S is its screen. That 5-inch display...

  • ZTE P945 5.7-inch phablet rumoured
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    ZTE P945 5.7-inch phablet rumoured

    By 4 January 2013

    ZTE is rumoured to be getting into the phablet game with the ZTE P945, a 5.7-inch Android device. The information comes from UnwiredView, which reports that the ZTE device could come with a 5.7-inch display, but with a restrained 720p display. That's...

  • ZTE Grand S gets further spec leak
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    ZTE Grand S gets further spec leak

    By 28 December 2012

    It isn't often that we get massively excited over ZTE handsets, but the Grand S appears to be the exception to the rule. ZTE itself is so keen to show it off, it keeps leaking details of the phone before its CES reveal. For those not in the know, the...

  • ZTE Nubia Z5 official: 5-inch 1080p screen Android smartphone ready for new year
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    ZTE Nubia Z5 official: 5-inch 1080p screen Android smartphone ready for new year

    By 27 December 2012

    Chinese mobile manufacturer ZTE has lifted the lid on its latest, the Nubia Z5, ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show 2013. That's a Chinese manufacturer revealing an African-region-named phone to be unveiled in the US. Designed by an Italian. Whew....

  • ZTE Kis White review
    Phones 3.5 out of 5

    ZTE Kis White review

    By 19 December 2012

    Phones don't have to be expensive. The ZTE Kis - reviewed here in its festive white, veneer-like finish - is proof enough of that. Available via Virgin Media as a contract-free Pay As You Go (PAYG) purchase for a mere £49.99, plus a £10 top-up at purchase,...

  • Nokia no longer top 5 smartphone manufacturer, as Samsung and Apple march on
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    Nokia no longer top 5 smartphone manufacturer, as Samsung and Apple march on

    By 26 October 2012

    Nokia’s precarious position in the smartphone market has been confirmed after its falling out of the top five list of smartphone manufacturers.  According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) and based on the latest Q3 financial reports, Nokia...

  • Huawei and ZTE pose security threat according to US Intelligence report
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    Huawei and ZTE pose security threat according to US Intelligence report

    By 8 October 2012

    US Intelligence has conducted an 11-month investigation into Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE, concluding that both should be shut out of the US market. In a document, drafted by the US House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee, both Huawei and...

  • ZTE Blade III details revealed, to hit Nordic regions first
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    ZTE Blade III details revealed, to hit Nordic regions first

    By 20 September 2012

    ZTE has announced details of its third Blade smartphone, with Finland and Sweden set to get their hands on the affordable Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone first. The ZTE Blade III continues the manufacturer’s mission of offering Android on the...

  • ZTE Grand X  review
    Phones 3 out of 5

    ZTE Grand X review

    By 12 September 2012

    You might not have heard of ZTE - its full name is Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment - but like so many companies such as Ericsson and Huawei, ZTE was originally a telecommunications equipment supplier, but like the other companies it's also had its...

  • ZTE Grand X IN pictures and hands-on
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    ZTE Grand X IN pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2012

    Two things are clear in the world of smartphones: ZTE is serious about breaking out of China and Intel is serious about breaking into mobile devices. It's no surprise, then, to see the ZTE Grand X IN. Okay, we admit it's something of a surprise, as this...

  • ZTE Grand X IN: Intel running Ice Cream Sandwich handset here by September
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    ZTE Grand X IN: Intel running Ice Cream Sandwich handset here by September

    By 30 August 2012

    ZTE has stepped up a notch, releasing its first Intel-powered smartphone in the form of the ZTE Grand X IN. Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and powered by an Intel Atom Z2460 processor, the ZTE Grand X IN is the manufacturer’s flagship device,...

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: When is it coming to my phone?
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    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: When is it coming to my phone?

    By 2 August 2012

    Google has announced the launch of the latest version of Android: Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, in Hong Kong on Wednesday - and with it the shiny new Samsung Galaxy Nexus. That’s all very well and good, but when is it coming to your Android...

  • ZTE Grand X pictures and hands-on
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    ZTE Grand X pictures and hands-on

    By 18 July 2012

    The new ZTE Grand X is the first genuinely powerful phone we have seen from the traditionally budget manufacturer. Priced at £189 handset only, or £32 a month from Virgin media, it is an affordable way of getting hold of Ice Cream Sandwich.  In the...

  • ZTE Grand X unleashed with Ice Cream Sandwich on board
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    ZTE Grand X unleashed with Ice Cream Sandwich on board

    By 18 July 2012

    ZTE has unveiled a powerful Ice Cream Sandwich phone complete with Tegra 2 dual-core chipset that marks the phone as the manufacturer's 2012 flagship device. Sporting a 4.3-inch screen, the ZTE Grand X has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and can display...

  • Microsoft: Windows Phone 8 phones looking cool, no need to do it ourselves
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    Microsoft: Windows Phone 8 phones looking cool, no need to do it ourselves

    By 5 July 2012

    "Our hardware partners are doing some really cool things for the Windows Phone 8 launch." That's the word from Greg Sullivan, Senior Product manager for Windows Phone at Microsoft, having seen what's in store for Windows Phone fans later in the year....

  • ZTE Tania coming to Virgin Media, Windows Phone on the cheap
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    ZTE Tania coming to Virgin Media, Windows Phone on the cheap

    By 26 April 2012

    Virgin Media has announced it is to sell the ZTE Tania from mid-May, bringing Windows Phone 7.5 Mango to a lower price point. Pay-as-you-go customers will be able to get hold of the phone for £199.99 while the handset is available free on a number of...