First Chinese-made Windows Phone
Chinese manufacturer ZTE launched its Tania handset in China today. The Tania is the first Windows Phone developed by a Chinese company. As Chinese tech blog WP Dang reports, the Tania will be exclusive to China Unicom, and the Chinese model of the phone ships with a faster processor than will its international counterparts.
ZTE's first WP7 device coming to Virgin
Chinese handset manufacturer ZTE and Virgin Media are teaming up to launch the ZTE Tania in the United Kingdom. The Tania, set for a May UK launch, is ZTE's first Windows Phone 7 device. At launch, the Tania will be available for £199 on pay as you go with Virgin, or customers can pick it up for £17.99 a month on a 24 month contract.
HTC Titan beats others to China
China officially adopted Windows Phone this weekend after HTC launched its first store in Beijing. The company is carrying the HTC Titan renamed as the Triumph rather than the Titan II, but with a unique software advantage. Where current devices have at most Windows 7.5 Mango, the new version is shipping with the Tango release necessary for China and present on the Nokia Lumia 610.
ZTE sees US just as important as China in 2012
ZTE plans to double its smartphone numbers this year as it expands out of China, cellphone strategy head Lv Qianhao said in an interview Tuesday. Its motherland and the US would be the "key engines" for growth in 2012 as it focused on higher-end devices, he explained to Reuters. Best known for its budget Android phones, it was leaning towards the high end and just recently unveiled the Tania, its first Windows Phone.
Company's first WP7 device
ZTE brought its latest mobile devices to CES, where Electronista tried out the company's first Windows Phone offering, the Tania. The handset offers a basic set of features, centering around a 4.3-inch display with 800x480 resolution and a single-core 1GHz Qualcomm processor.
ZTE Tania to bring Windows Phone to Chinese
ZTE joined Samsung's entry into Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) devices Monday by launching the Tania. Its performance is relatively modest and sees it carry a 1GHz Snapdragon, 512MB of RAM, a light 4GB of storage below the usual guidelines, and a five-megapixel camera. With a 4.3-inch, 480x800 screen and an upscale design, however, ZTE may have one of the least expensive Windows Phones its size.