ZTE, with support from Bouygues Telecom, have just announced the ZTE Link running Android 1.6 (donut). ZTE are a Chinese manufacturer who have seen a 150% increase in sales last year in France alone. The device looks promising for an entry level handset, which is elegantly summarised even in this translated quote from the source,
Unlike other products of similar types and ranges of the Link, (it) shows it is possible to provide a device at low prices without sacrificing performance (…) Whether it’s video, surfing, or even the UI, (there is) no lag; everything is perfectly smooth.
The device should be available for around €149 and for your money you shall receive a Qualcomm MSM7227 processor with 100MB memory expandable via an MicroSD Reader. The screen is a resistive 320×240 TFT LCD display and will be just fine for general day-to-day use and displaying those images taken on the 3.2MP camera. In terms of connectivity, the device offers HSDPA / HUSPA dual-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE Tri-band along with Bluetooth 2.0 and WiFi (b/g). There are the standard features of a radio receiver, digital compass, aGPS and accelerometre to boot. Rounding things off nicely is the 3.5mm headphone jack.
For more information, visit the source, which is in French.