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After the announcement of the Nexus 7, which is an almost-no-compromise tablet that sells for only $200, a lot of people have been wondering why we can’t buy powerful smartphones that... are just as affordable as the Nexus 7. The answer is not an easy one, as a smartphone contains more components than the Nexus 7, some of them being quite expensive, like the 3G and 4G modems, the hig...

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Four months ago at MWC 2012, Mozilla has first unveiled its plans to create a HTML 5-based, open source mobile operating system, although back then there was no way of knowing how far away the project... was from reaching the consumer market. Thankfully, Mozilla Foundation has announced today that the first smartphones to use the new Firefox OS will be made by ZTE and Alcatel, and will ship in early 2013...

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Motorola has a long and proud history of making feature phones. But now that cheap Android smartphones can replace feature phones that cost down to $80, and even less in the... future, there’s little reason for Motorola to stay in the feature phone business. The feature phones segment implies razor thin margins, if they even exist at all, and require manufacturers to pu...

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ZTE made quite an impression back at the MWC in February, when it introduced a bunch of uber-cool gadgets, including a quad-core smartphone for the budget-conscious and a quad-core tablet duo. Unfortunately,... none of those devices have been put up for sale and a large part of the interest surrounding the ZTE gadgets has been shattered to pieces due to all this waiting.

And if you’re all fed up with waiting...

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Just when you thought the Oppo Finder and its 6.65mm chassis is about to clinch the world’s thinnest smartphone title, along comes another contender that will have Oppo scrambling to go to... the gym and do a double check in front of the vanity mirror. ZTE is here to spoil the party for Oppo, by introducing a 6.2mm thick phone that is, for now, known as the Athena.

The ZTE Athena wa...

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As inconvenient as it is, it’s quite the norm for customers to get unwanted surprises (read: software glitches or hardware defects) upon purchasing an Android device — or any other electronic... devices for that matter. But how would you feel about buying a phone that comes with a built-in “backdoor” feature that allows others to manipulate the phone from afar for potentially unlawful purposes? Th...

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A few months ago, the American mobile phone service provider MetroPCS launched, together with ZTE – the Chinese handset manufacturer – an affordable, entry level Android phone called... the ZTE Score M. This Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) comes with a variety of features like a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, a 600MHz CPU, a 3.2-megapixel camera,  Wi-Fi, 4GB of internal memory, a microSD slot...

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While the likes of Samsung and HTC are duking it out at the top, Huawei and ZTE are two manufacturers that customers can rely on for some affordable low-to mid-end Android phones and tablets.... Over the last couple of months, however, we’ve seen Huawei trying to leverage its position in the market by making its phones thinner and more powerful. Where does this leave ZTE?

The world’...

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Huawei and ZTE, two very popular manufacturers in their own Chinese market, have been relative unknown in the world smartphone arena, until the beginning of this year. After some impressive... demonstrations at this year’s Mobile World Congress, both companies are hoping to back up the “talk” with equally impressive sales figures. More precisely, Huawei and ZTE plan to sh...

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Announced back in January at CES 2012 Las Vegas, the Medfield chip represents Intel’s latest attempt to enter the smartphone processor market, one currently dominated by Qualcomm and Nvidia (both... using ARM architectures for their designs). Although Intel has high hopes that, starting with the second quarter of this year, major manufacturers will choose to implement the Medfield chip in their u...