By January 20, 2012

ZTE Tania: At last a budget Windows Phone

zte-tania In case you missed it, I few days ago ZTE held a small launch event in London where they announced their latest handset, the ZTE Tania. Up until now ZTE have only released smartphones running Android OS but with the Tania that set to change as this puppy run Windows Phone Mango.

The Tania is set to be an ‘affordable’ Windows Phone and there really isn’t yet a packed market place when it comes to Windows Phone so it will be very interesting to see how well it does.

Personally I think it’s a good looking handset and it works well in white even of the noise on Twitter does call it a girly phone with a girly name.

Specs and the press release can be found below:

 

ZTE Tania specification:

  • Operating System: Windows Phone Version 7.5
  • Processor: Speed 1GHz Dual Core Qualcomm® MSM 8255
  • RAM: 512MB
  • ROM: 4GB
  • Display/Screen: 4.3″ TFT WVGA 800 x 480
  • Bluetooth: Version 2.1
  • WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • GPS: A-GPS
  • Camera: Megapixels 5
  • Dimensions: 128.6 mm x 67.8 mm x 10.7mm
  • Weight: 158.2g

 

ZTE Tania with Windows Phone comes to the UK

19 January 2012, London – ZTE Corporation ("ZTE") (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has announced the availability of its first Windows Phone device in the UK – the ZTE Tania.

The ZTE Tania is great for both business and personal use, and makes it easier than ever to connect and share with friends, family and colleagues. With 4GB internal storage and a 4.3 inch touch-screen, the ZTE Tania is smart and stylish with a chassis measuring just 10.7mm in depth.

The ZTE Tania comes fully equipped with Microsoft’s latest release of Windows Phone. Windows Phone has a wide range of fully integrated functionalities such as a direct link to users’ Xbox LIVE accounts, an intuitive and seamless sync for Microsoft Office Mobile, and Zune music streaming. The phone’s Live Tile feature brings friend and family groups to life by delivering the latest updates and news from popular social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn directly to the home screen.

The 1GHz processor and ultra-sharp cinematic WVGA 800 x 480px screen make responding to emails, editing documents and browsing the internet fast and intuitive. In addition, the device comes with a five megapixel camera with autofocus and flash.

The ZTE Tania is the most affordable 4.3" screen Windows Phone on the market and will be sold on contract at tariff points between £10-£20. It will be launched with a number of key channels including Brightpoint, Virgin Media, Go Mobile and a leading specialist retailer.

"We’re delighted to be working with Microsoft and as a key partner will support the industry forecasted growth on this exciting new platform with both the ZTE Tania and in the future a growing range of devices. Last year, ZTE announced its plans to build market presence with ZTE branded devices with the release of the ZTE Skate, Libra and Tureis. Our first own-brand handset to enter the market in 2012 is the ZTE Tania," said Mr Wu Sa, director of mobile device operations at ZTE UK.

"Having ZTE join the Windows Phone family is great news. Their expertise will be crucial in delivering Windows Phone to new and different customers. We look forward to continuing and developing our relationship with ZTE in the future," said Leila Martine, director of Windows Phone UK.

 

Posted by: Matt

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