It’s that time of the year again, when we’re both happy and sad, excited and disappointed all at the same time. Last year’s Mobile World Congress was all about three things: Android, 3D and speed offered by emerging dual-core processors. This year’s show was not that much different at all, if you come to think of it.
It’s safe to assume that everyone who was there — or following our MWC coverage — understands that, again, Android was all over the place. With or without Ice Cream Sandwich on smartphones or tablets, the Google platform [...]
ZTE has just released its first Windows Phone, the Tania in the U.K. and one of the company executives was kind enough to disclose that the phone-maker is paying Microsoft £15-£20 ($23-$31) for every Windows Phone.
Redmond adopted the same strategy for Windows Phone as before, licensing out its operating system to OEMs for a certain fee. While the exact amount was not known until now, it was believed to be somewhat lower. Santiago Sierra, ZTE UK’s Portfolio Manager unveiled that these costs make the Chinese-made Windows Phones more expensive compared Android-powered phones [...]
Lv Qianhao, head of handset strategy at ZTE, said that “the United States and China will be key engines driving our smartphone sales”. The Chinese phone-maker is now the world’s fourth handset manufacturer and has plans to improve on every level.
Lv Qianhao also said that ZTE is planning on doubling smartphone shipments worldwide by shifting the policy. The 12 million target number was exceeded in 2011 and for 2012 the main plan is to improve on quality. “If we say ZTE started out as a contractor, like those building mass housing that are value for money, [...]
ZTE’s first Windows Phone, the Mango-powered Tania, surfaced a couple of days ago when it was unveiled at the China International Communications Exhibition 2011. We only had a couple of hands-on pictures but, thanks to Microsoft, we can now enjoy the official press renders.
We have to admit that the phone is looking really, really good! It sports a 1GHZ processor, 4.3-inch WVGA display, 512MB of RAM, 4GB Internal Storage, five-megapixel camera with LED flash, plus the usual suspects: WiFi, Bluetooth, sensors and GPS. It runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and it appears to obey [...]
The ZTE Tania is the first Windows Phone to come out from the Chinese phone maker after the company got accepted as an official Windows Phone OEM partner. It was officially launched at the end of September and it looks like it will land in the U.K. next month.
The price will be around £208 ex VAT (roughly $320) which is not too much for a Windows Phone that rocks a 1GHZ processor and a 4.3-inch WVGA display. Other specs include 512MB of RAM, 4GB Internal Storage, five-megapixel camera with LED flash, WiFi, Bluetooth, sensors and GPS. If you’re interested, make sure to [...]
Just yesterday, we talked about ZTE and its plans for smartphone dominance. Its efforts making headway into the Windows Phone market have resulted in the Tania, the company’s first such handset on the platform. We’ve known about this model for some time now, as it appeared at trade shows months ago. Now we await the handset’s widespread availability, including its arrival in the UK, which we’ve heard tipped for mid-next-month. We’ve still got a few weeks to go there, but ZTE decided to introduce Tania to the country a little bit early, holding a launch [...]