By Anton D. Nagy | March 21, 2011 3:21 AM
ZTE, the world’s fifth largest China-based handset manufacturer, said through Wu Sa, the U.K. Director of Mobile Device Operations, that the company has Windows Phone 7 devices running in its test labs but currently no plans to launch a product.
Whether the performance of the test/prototype unit was lacking or Microsoft is protecting its Nokia and other OEM investments is not clear at the moment. That, or maybe the waiting game ZTE might play until the platform gets Asian input support. Nevertheless, a ZTE-made Windows Phone 7 launched in China would give a pretty good boost to device sales in the world’s largest mobile consumer community and market.