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Just a few days ago, we were discussing how ZTE might be the one to start the “stock Android revolution“, with their upcoming Grand X flagship, which will arrive with stock Android... 4.0. ZTE is trying hard to become a stock Android manufacturer, and they’ve been working with Google to bring out stock Android devices faster into the market. According to Kan Yulun, VP and CTO...

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ZTE, one of China’s biggest mobile manufacturers, has unveiled the Grand X (formerly known as the Mimosa X), a dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 smartphone, with a 960×540 qHD resolution for... a 4.3″ display, a 5MP camera with auto-focus and flash, VGA front facing camera, and 4GB of internal storage, which can be expanded to another 32GB with a microSD card.

While this sounds...

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Chinese device manufacturers are huge back in their home market, but are now looking to make inroads into the international smartphone arena. Unfortunately, brand... recognition is a big disadvantage, as very few consumers have heard of these companies, like ZTE, outside of China.

ZTE had a very impressive showing at this year’s Mobile World Conferenc...

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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...