The time is right for companies to start sharing the details of their initial Windows Phone 8 lineups, like we’re hoping HTC will do tomorrow. ZTE might not be the most popular kid on the Windows Phone block, but it’s looking to make its presence felt with some new releases, at least according to these new pics. What, exactly, are we looking at, though?
These images are apparently from ZTE’s own Dennis Lui, so we should be considering them to be legit. Even being real, it’s tricky to know how to read all this. The first picture shows what could be old ZTE Tania hardware running Windows Phone 7.8 over on the right. It may actually be new hardware, but it certainly looks a bit like the Tania. The other two, we can’t really say much about at all, and they might not even be ZTE models to begin with – maybe just for a sense of scale? WPCentral points out that, on the middle one at least, there looks to be one of those bottom-center micro USB ports (you can just barely make out the cut) that my be part of the WP8 standard.
Another pic shows some phones that could be Windows Phone models, but could just as easily be new Androids from ZTE; there’s just not much to go on.
Any theories on what ZTE might be trying to show here?