ZTE to Unveil Complete Range of Smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2009
Designs on Display Include Custom-Made Handsets for Vodafone and China Mobile
10 February 2009, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, is to unveil a full portfolio of smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2009. Ten different designs will be on display, including customised handsets for Vodafone and China Mobile.
The VF 1231 model will be the highlight of ZTE’s showcase which has been developed especially for Vodafone. The smartphone is based on Windows Mobile platform and has a single chip for GSM and EDGE.
ZTE’s smartphones range from low to high-end handsets. Latest models include the ‘XIANG’ series of 3.5G super slim HSDPA/HSUPA handsets, the e760 (a GSM-based handset custom-made for China Mobile) and the D820/D810 (a CDMA-based handset custom-made for China Telecom). Also, ZTE will be displaying the U981, a top-end smartphone that was deployed by China Mobile during the Beijing Olympic Games.
“The demand for smartphones has reached the point where they are no longer seen as a luxury or a strictly work-related item. ZTE has recognised this trend early on and invested in developing a range of smartphones that not only offer a sleek design, superior processing capabilities and attractive price end consumers desire, but also work smoothly on the carrier’s network. ZTE is meeting the specific requirements of leading mobile operators such as Vodafone and China Mobile, and helping smartphones become a popular item worldwide,” said Xiong Hui, vice president of handset division of ZTE Corporation.
ZTE’s range of smartphones is based on the latest operating systems including Linux and Windows Mobile. ZTE has invested heavily in the research and development of smartphones during the last 5 years. The complete range of smartphones is being showcased at ZTE’s Mobile World Congress stand (Hall 8, B127), where a special area is dedicated to the latest models.