Who Are You Calling a Geek? ZTE Reveals New Intel-Powered “Geek” Android

Time was, having a smartphone – or before that, a PDA – made you a geek. Attitudes have shifted dramatically over the years, and mobile electronics have seriously taken over the mainstream. In 2013, the geek may no longer be the user carrying around the smartphone, but the phone itself, upon the announcement of the ZTE Geek.

A phone calling itself the Geek sure better have some serious hardware under its hood in order to earn its nerd cred. To that end, ZTE has hooked the Geek up with one of Intel’s new Clover Trail+ chips, the 2GHz dual-core Intel Z2580. We’ve been seeing an increase in interest in Intel chips from these “off brand” OEMs lately, but the Z2580 here is definitely one of the better ones; it certainly beats what we saw earlier this month from the Xolo X1000, at least.

The Geek will arrive running Android 4.2.2, feature a five-inch 720p screen, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of flash storage, and an 8-megapixel main camera with 1-megapixel front-facer. Powering this all will be a 2300mAh cell. For now, ZTE has remained quiet on just which markets will see the Geek arrive, as well as what it hopes to charge for the phone.

Source: Engadget

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!