By Anton D. Nagy | February 22, 2011 2:43 PM
ZTE is another Chinese mobile, and not only, manufacturer — along with Huawei — that has recently started producing smartphones too. While little is known about ZTE in the USA, feature phones, smartphones and other mobile equipment from the Chinese manufacturer are present in European countries either representing their own brand or producing private-label equipment for Carriers and Operators. While build quality and specs are low to mid-range, their strength resides in the low costs and incredibly low price tags. Check out below the devices ZTE had on display at the Mobile World Congress this year.
The ZTE Libra is running Android 2.1 with a future update to Android 2.2 Froyo — thus “Froyo ready”, packs a 600 MHz Qualcomm processor, 3.5-inch WVGA display, three-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi, GPS, FM Radio as well as a microSD card slot.
Android 2.2 Froyo is already on the ZTE Amigo which sports a 3.2-inch HVGA (320 x 480) screen plus a two-megapixel CMOS camera with auto-focus, accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi and FM Radio.
The ZTE Racer has been out since August 2010 and it packs a 600MHz Qualcomm processor, a 2.8-inch QVGA resistive touchscreen, 3.2-megapixel camera and additionally two hardware buttons for Call Start and Call End besides the three capacitive ones for Android. Also present is WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth as well as FM Radio. Dell has been selling the device under its own brand, as a budget phone, in India.
Last but not least, there’s a 3.5-inch WVGA display on the ZTE U900 that displays the Android-based OPhone OS v2 — a mobile platform running Linux kernel based on technologies developed by Android Inc, before purchased by Google, used in Chinese markets for China Mobile operator. Additionally, there is WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and a 3.2-megapixel camera.