Z-Phone manufacturer flying the flag for Great Britain
Those with long memories may recall a promising manufacturer of mobile phones whose design team was based in Great Britain – Sendo. The company was eventually acquired by Motorola after placing too much faith in a deal it had with Microsoft. [Nokia continues to ignore this precedent]. Anyway, here at GoMo Towers it’s come to our attention that there is a new contender for the mantle of British champion of smartphone design – namely Zuricom. Intriguingly, this company appears to see value in dual SIM card phones.
For some reason, over here in Europe there’s been very little market demand for dual SIM devices.
Probably because the mobile network operators (MNOs) subsidise handsets in the first place.
So why should MNOs provide subscribers with a device that could potentially be used on a rival’s network?
Hence, it is has come down to the SIM-free sector – most of which is dominated by online sales, to feed consumers with such mobile phones.
GoMo News is planning to research the advantages of dual SIM for the UK market itself now that we have a CAT B15 handset on loan.
We note that the Z-Phone – which is Zuricom’s latest offering, is a dual SIM handset itself.
Curiously, yesterday’s launch by Prestigio (see here) of its 5430 model stands out because it is virtually the only smartphone it offers which isn’t Dual SIM (Duo).
Anyway, Zuricom is headed up by Jordan Kensington who is also CEO of the British Young Business Awards as well as Invincible Business.
We’re not surprised that the company which was launched in China, has enjoyed considerable sales success in Africa. Where dual SIM is extremely popular.
GoMo News is not quite sure how such a company manages to paint itself as British – which led to UK politician, Vice cable, backing it.
Well, Sendo’s handset were actually made in Hong Kong, after all.
We’ve published the full tech specs for the Z-Phone here and considering the company is supposedly British, we’ve spelt colour the correct way.