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    At this year's CES in Las Vegas Huawei brought the huge, 6.1-inch, Ascend Mate. After taking a closer look at this device, and comparing it to the already established Samsung Galaxy Note II, we've concluded that the Huawei phone was not a Note-killer. At least not this phablet, but the ZTE Grand Memo, leaked previously, could be! It will officially be unveiled next month at MWC in Barcelona despite being showed off at a ZTE event in Hong Kong the other day. It has a 5.7-inch screen with 720p resolution and packs a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC clocking at 1.7GHz, 13-megapixel ...

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    Yesterday, we told you about Huawei's efforts to introduce a quad-core Android handset that would sell off-contract for just $225. That's a fantastic price, but we weren't quite sure how many sacrifices were being made to deliver the phone so afford ably, not knowing important details like the screen's resolution. Today, we're learning about a very similar-sounding phone, this time from ZTE, and now sporting a 720p display. The ZTE U956 will supposedly be going up for sale for what works out to just about $240. Specifically, the U956 should have a five-inch 720p screen, an eight-megapixel ...

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    This year's Consumer Electronics Show from Las Vegas has come and gone. As usual, we've been both on-site bringing you coverage from events as well as the show floor, and here on Pocketnow, keeping you up to date with what's going on in the mobile world. For some the show has been excellent; for others it has been a letdown. We can't compare CES to a specialized mobile event like MWC (maybe with IFA); still, our experience from past years has taught us to expect certain things to happen at CES. They might or might not have happened in a straightforward way but there was a lot of innovation ...

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    Veni, vidi, vici! We were looking forward to CES 2013, pretty much like we're always looking forward to trade shows where there's a possibility of seeing new and exciting things from and related to the mobile world. Good or bad as it was, this year's Vegas show is just one of many to come and, probably the biggest problem related to CES is the fact that it is followed shortly by MWC, a show related to mobile and only mobile. We're seeing companies slowly moving away from shows to announce their gadgets, following Apple's lead, but even those companies who are show-centric have probably ...

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    While I've only been writing about mobile technology for a year, I've followed the space closely for over a decade. During all that time, the absolute high point of my geek-year has been CES. The international Consumer Electronics Show has a history that stretches all the way back to 1967, but the first one I remember being conscious of was the 2002 show in Las Vegas. It was this CES that, for me, first cemented the concept of "trade show" as "awesome event where cool new gadgets get trotted out." Of course there are other mobile-tech trade shows, some of them much larger and more ...

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    "The Snowball, the 6-Inch Mate, & the In-N-Out Experience." That's the summary that led us out of our most recent podcast, and it narrowly missed becoming the title of this here episode, number 26 in our weekly series. This is a very special episode, coming to you straight from the luxurious Pocketnow suites overlooking the blink-tastic Las Vegas strip. For the past few days, we've been covering the happenings from CES 2013, bringing you video after video of devices from manufacturers of all stripes. It hasn't been the most hardware-heavy show in memory, but that doesn't mean we don't ...

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    A couple months back, they didn't even exist, but now with the 2013 CES in full-swing, we're finding ourselves positively inundated with 1080p smartphones. The most recent to get announced is ZTE's second-such handset (following the Nubia Z5), its Grand S. We got a chance to try it out ourselves, and see just how well it performs. While the Grand S is going to make its debut abroad, plans are for it to eventually make its way to the West later in 2013. The phone runs a 1.7GHz quad-core SoC, arrives running Jelly Bean, and ZTE has customized it with some of its own UI tweaks. There's a lot ...

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    Since late last month, we've been expecting ZTE to bring its Grand S Android to display at the CES. There hasn't been any real secret about the phone's debut – ZTE even calls the phone out by name in the title for its CES press event, set to get started in just a few minutes. That may explain why we're not even waiting until then to bring you news on the Grand S, as ZTE has already let the cat out of the bag with this 1080p smartphone. Like so many of these other first wave 1080p handsets, the ZTE Grand has a five-inch display. The phone's powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon, packs ...

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    Smartphone manufacturers have seriously fallen in love with jumbo-sized screens on their phones as of late. Samsung may have gotten the ball rolling with the first Galaxy Note, but after it pushed the limited with the 5.5-inch Note II, all bets were off. Huawei has really taken the idea and run with it, giving us the almost preposterously-large Ascend Mate. If Huawei's 6.1 inches is just a bit much for your tastes, ZTE might have just the thing for you, now that a render of its 5.7-inch Android has leaked. So far known just as model P945, this 5.7-inch ZTE model could be one of the first ...

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    Huawei will not be the only Chinese phone-maker to bring new devices to CES, with the recent leaks of the Ascend D2 and previous rumors of W1 and possible W2 Windows Phones. After we've seen the full HD Nubia Z5 become official we're now hearing about the Grand S, in a CES 2013 context, straight from the horse's mouth. The (also) five-incher will apparently be thinner than other thin phones on the market, at 6.9mm. Aside from the 13-megapixel main camera we should also expect to see a (so far just rumored) quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC aided by 2GB of RAM. Pricing and exact specs are ...

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    Paying even a cursory amount of attention to the smartphone gossip that's been accumulating over the past several months should have clued you in that the latest feature everyone's got to have for their top-shelf Android is a full HD, 1080p display. After HTC started the party with its Butterfly/Droid DNA, pretty much every other major smartphone manufacturer has been rumored to be working on a similar handset. What remains to be seen now is who will be able to one-up HTC's effort (something we've even heard that HTC itself is working towards). We've already talked before about ZTE's 1080p ...

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    It's that time again when we slowly need to get used to writing a new number when mentioning dates; luckily thanks to our smart devices we don't need to go out and look for a 2013 wallet calendar, unless we really want to. It's that time when we look back at what happened this year, with all the goods and bads, and anxiously look forward to what next year might bring. As usual here at Pocketnow we're happy to tell you what we think, and we're excitedly waiting to hear your opinions, in our upcoming series which will contain both 2012 recaps and 2013 predictions. We'll have something for ...

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    We've been hearing a lot about upcoming ZTE smartphones lately, and while the manufacturer's name isn't enough to get many smartphone fans too excited, some of what we've seen has been quite interesting. Take, for instance, the rumored 5.9-inch Windows Phone handset, a positively unheard-of size, especially for WP8. Well, we're still not sure just how real that one might end up being, but the ZTE model we're looking at today is well on its way to an official unveiling, the five-inch, 1080p ZTE Nubia Z5 Android. The rest of the specs attached to the Z5 are pretty much exactly what you'd ...

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    We've recently seen a ZTE Grand X Pro render leaked this weekend and we didn't have any additional information to go by except for the image of the phone which appears to be a follow-up of the ZTE Grand X LTE. On the same note we're now seeing the ZTE Avid 4G render leaked above. As with the Grand X Pro, there's nothing which can help us identify the internals of the phone which looks to be a budget-mid-ranger Android (ICS we're guessing) with a rather small screen and a low resolution (though we're just speculating after looking at the render). However, this phone should have 4G ...

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    The image above is claimed to represent the ZTE Grand X Pro, a phone we know nothing about for the moment. There was a ZTE Grand X LTE phone announced on June 19 for Asia and Europe and that was featuring a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 chip clocking at 1.5GHz, an eight-megapixel main camera and a 720p-capable front-facer. Given the Pro added to the name this device should be an upgrade of some sort but there are no specs to go with the leaked press render. However, we see a close-to-vanilla Android experience on a screen which looks large-ish (if we really had to guess, we'd say around ...

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    We've heard a lot about the Flash, made by ZTE, coming to Sprint. It was leaked at the end of July, popped up in real-life pictures at the beginning of this month and shortly after its official press render surfaced. It is now official as Sprint unveiled all the details of the phone, going for $129.99 with a two-year contract or $449.99 without one. The specs, as rumored, include a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.5-inch HD display, NFC, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, 1,780mAh battery, and a 12.6-megapixel main camera alongside Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box (with no ...

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    ZTE's been nothing short of weird when it comes to Windows Phone lately. Back in September, an exec released some pics of upcoming handsets, including at least one that was unquestionably a Windows Phone model. The company oddly blurred-out a full half of that phone's image, making it clear that we were looking either WP7.8 or WP8, but offering little additional info. Since then, we've heard claims from the manufacturer that its first WP8 device could hope to launch in Q1 2013. Today, the murky Windows Phone situation over at ZTE only continues to confuse us, upon news of some hardware ...

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    We first heard of the ZTE Flash at the end of July when a couple of specs and future possible Sprint availability were rumored. Fast-forward to yesterday and we were able to take a look at a couple of pictures of the phone in real-life. Today we can check out its render with a confirmation of a close-to-13MP camera. For around $130 you should be expecting to get this ZTE phone with a 4.5-inch screen (probably HD), 1.5GHz dual-core SoC, 1GB of RAM, and a 12.6-megapixel main camera. If you like the rounded corners of the Nexus phones (and don't mind the Nokia 808 Pureview-like hump at the ...

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    Information on a new ZTE Android for Sprint started surfacing earlier this week, depicting a device with a 4.5-inch screen (hopefully 720p), 1.5GHz dual-core SoC, gigabyte of RAM, and a 12-megapixel main camera. While it can be hard to get very excited about ZTE models, the specs sounded decent enough, if not bordering on mid-range, and the rumored launch price of just $130 on-contract after rebates didn't sound half bad. Supposedly, the phone would arrive with carrier branding as the Sprint Flash. Today, some more info on the handset arrives, courtesy of some leaked pics. While there's ...

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    A few days back, we got a glimpse at Huawei's upcoming Ascend W1 Windows Phone 8 handset, looking a bit like a cross between Nokia and HTC designs. While the images were reasonably clear, today we have the opportunity to take an even better look at the W1 thanks to some newly-leaked renders, and we also get news of ZTE's progress towards its own WP8 hardware. The new renders are a perfect match for that earlier pic, also showing up in cyan. We wonder if Huawei will have a similar spectrum of alternate color choices to what the other WP8 OEMs are offering. From what we've heard this could ...

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    Chinese manufacturer ZTE has introduced the Orbit at this year's MWC in February. We've seen official wording just one day before the show started and we've managed to get our hands-on with the device on the show floor, at the manufacturer's booth. After exactly seven months from its unveiling the phone has now landed on US Cellular's Windows Phone line-up (where it sits together with the good old 7Pro from HTC). Back in February it was the first Windows Phone 7.5 Tango-powered device we've laid our hands and eyes on. It packs a  four-inch WVGA screen, 1GHz processor, 4GB of internal ...

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    One of the pleasant surprises at this year's IFA was the cornucopia of Windows 8-powered tablets and each and every one of the x86 flavors was running on an Intel architecture, regardless of the OEM that built the slate. Now it seems that Intel is preparing a rather large Windows 8 event for September 27 in San Francisco, as invites start to pop up. With so many Windows 8 tablets in Berlin it was safe to assume that every manufacturer who wanted to announce and showcase their products did just that. However, Intel promises that there will be speakers from manufacturers like Acer, Asus, ...

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    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 ...

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    Just yesterday, we were talking about Intel and its plans to become a major SoC player in the smartphone world. Though it has an agreement worked out with Motorola, we've yet to witness the fruits of that collaboration, and have only seen a few Intel-based Androids arrive from less popular manufacturers. Motorola's holding an event on September 18 that might finally bring a popular name to the lineup of Intel Androids, but in the meantime we've got one more to add to the other category, upon news that ZTE is releasing its Intel-based Grand X IN. The Grand X IN sounds very much like a ...

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    Not many smartphone users in the US get very excited when someone starts talking about ZTE. Maybe it's because we're used to seeing the brand shoved under the rug as its models are re-packaged with carrier branding. Maybe it's because instead of models like the quad-core handsets we hear announced internationally, we end up getting phones like the Score M, which arrived in March of this year with a seriously dated 600MHz processor. ZTE's working on improving its image, and if it starts releasing more phones like the ZTE Flash we just saw tipped for Sprint, it might be on the right track. ...

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