This is interesting news, at the VIP event yesterday, ZTE was one of the new manufacturers (opens in new tab) who will be joining the Windows Phone 7 platform and increase the number of handsets available to consumers. Today, we've learned that they apparently plan to launch their first device Q3 this year.
According to a report over at Reuters, Jeffrey Fan (Vice-President of ZTE's terminal devices unit) told them that they're already working on a smartphone for Europe and plan to launch it this year. It will be exciting to see what the Chinese manufacturer brings to the table. Being the fourth largest handset producer in the world, it could be yet another positive push that WP7 needs on top of Nokia.
Source: Reuters, via: WMPU (opens in new tab)
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
That would be fantastic if it happens.
Hope these handsets are for Europe only.
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