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ZTE has top Android phone in China

Rating: Grabbed Fifth slot in Top 10 handset makers

On the back of some impressive figures for sales of its Blade Android handset, China’s ZTE has firmly established itself at the Number Five slot in the league of Top Ten handset manufacturers. This claim is based on figures compiled by IDC, the market watcher in its ‘World Mobile Phone Tracker’ report for July 2011. Significantly ZTE claims that the Blade’s daily sales in China -averaging 16,000 units per day -are the nation’s highest for an Android smartphone. To date, ZTE has now sold some 2.5 million Blade handsets worldwide and expects to break the five million mark this year [2011]. Only Apple is expanding its handset sales as fast as ZTE. Nokia’s still not dead, though. But ZTE is planning a WP7 phone, too. Continue reading

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ZTE announces own brand handsets in UK

Rating: Tie up with Brightpoint will give us  Skate first

Well, the hot news for up-coming major handset supplier, China’s ZTE, is that it has entirely abandoned its previous policy of selling handsets only through the mobile operators. From now on it will be able to sell (SIM-free) smartphones directly to consumers. Bye, bye to the old dual branding, then. The ZTE logo will be the only one on certain handsets. To achieve this, ZTE UK has done a deal with major global distributor, Brightpoint, so that it can gain access to Brightpoint’s online and retail sales channels. The first such handset to escape into the wild as a result of this deal will be the ZTE  (Android 2.3/Gingerbread based) Skate. If you want full specs  for the Skate pleazse vsit the GSM Arena site here. Continue reading

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As ZTE sells over 2m Blades, Froyo update imminent

Rating: Sending coals to Helsinki and Tokyo

Leading Chinese handset maker, ZTE, has announced that it has now sold more than two million ZTE Blade (Android Éclair) handsets – making it one of the top selling smartphones in the world. The company takes particular delight in the fact that this entry level Android phone has done well in Japan and Finland, the home markets for two major ZTE competitors (Nokia and Sony Ericsson). Talk about coals to Newcastle – this is smartphones to Helsinki and Tokyo. Nokia’s decision not to go with Android is looking worse and worse every day. Better still, there are strong indications that an update to Froyo (2.2) will be available this month (June) in Orange’s key markets. So if you own an Orange San Francisco, you can rejoice. Continue reading

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