Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ZTE Launch Skate 4.3, Android Based Smartphone

ZTE Launch Skate 4.3, Android Gingerbread Based Smartphone http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/
Yesterday among all those cupid notes, there was a note from largely silent (up to now) ZTE. ZTE was known for brand less smatphones sold by carriers as pre pay devices. But even that did not keep ZTE from surpassing Apple in total number of smartphone production in Q4 2010. We might see much more of the company in 2011 if the ZTE Skate 4.3, running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen and a 5-megapixel auto focus camera,. is any indication. The phone has a 800MHz processor and the Adreno 200 graphics processing unit (GPU) to support the widescreen, high-definition display. There is also a ZTE Tablet, ZTE Light in the scene.

ZTE MWC 2011 Press release

14 February 2011, Shenzhen – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today launched its flagship Android smart phone, Skate, at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona. The company also announced its new "Light Your Smart World" strategy, under which ZTE will promote its entire range of signature smart products, including tablet devices, internet TV boxes and smart phones.

Inspired by the skateboard, the ZTE Skate is fashionably thin and lightweight at only 120g, featuring a large 4.3-inch screen to provide an optimal web surfing experience to consumers. It uses the Android 2.3 operating system, an 800MHz processor and the Adreno 200 graphics processing unit (GPU) to support the widescreen, high-definition display. In addition, the ZTE Skate also incorporates a 5MP camera, multimedia Bluetooth extension, A-GPS capability, hardware compass, and G-sensor.

The open Android operating system ensures that Skate can run an extensive range of apps, meeting not only the in-depth customization needs of operators, but also providing a user-friendly UI, and convenient and powerful multimedia features. Skate supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 900/1800/1900MHz and HSDPA/UMTS at 900/2100MHz, as well as WiFi internet access.

The ZTE Skate is expected to be available from May 2011 in markets worldwide. The smart phone launch also kicks off ZTE's "Light Your Smart World" smart product strategy. At GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011, ZTE will showcase a range of smart terminals including its Android-based Amigo slide phone designed for young and fashionable users, the highly successful Blade Android smartphone, and the F952 handset running Brew MP and supporting the WAC (Wholesale Applications Community).

An IDC report shows that ZTE has become one of the world's top five handset makers – in 2010 the company's global shipment of handsets reached 60 million units and terminal products over 90 million units. Signature models such as the ZTE Blade and ZTE Light became bestsellers across multiple markets, achieving outstanding sales records in more than 30 countries including Europe and Japan, within a very short period of time. The ZTE Blade was also frequently referred to as the "Most Valuable Smartphone" by media in these markets.


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