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US launch of the ZTE Grand S delayed until 2014

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US launch of the ZTE Grand S delayed until 2014
If there's one thing that buyers truly dislike, that would be waiting for a hot new product to launch so that they can buy it. Sadly, that's the case with the U.S. debut of the ZTE Grand S, which isn't going to be released on the U.S. market anytime soon. In fact, the smartphone's launch has been moved back to 2014, as revealed by ZTE's Lixin Cheng.

Cheng, who is head of the North American division at ZTE, stated that the specific requirements of U.S. carriers were to blame for the delay. Meanwhile, ZTE has been on sale across China since late March, offering 1080p screen goodness and quad-core processing power packed inside a super-slim body to anyone willing to spend over $500 on one. 

So if the ZTE Grand S is ever to launch in the U.S., that isn't likely to happen earlier than the phone's first birthday. If for some reason that's the phone you've been waiting for, better start looking for an alternative.

source: CNET

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posted on 27 May 2013, 10:11 4

1. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Lol by then apple will adobt 720p for its phones.

posted on 27 May 2013, 10:46 1

2. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 319; Member since: 07 May 2012)


makes no sense arriving 12 months late,much better smartphone swill be out by then,carry something new

posted on 27 May 2013, 10:50 1

3. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I can live without

posted on 27 May 2013, 10:56 1

4. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Delayed until 2014? Oh my god ZTE! *facepalm*

posted on 27 May 2013, 10:58

5. itsjustJOH (Posts: 78; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


If Nokia was to release the 3210 again the same date as ZTE Grand S in the US, I bet your mom's arses that it would sell a lot more than ZTE's Grand Slab. Heck, it might even outsell the iPhone 5sh*t.

posted on 27 May 2013, 11:09

6. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


What is the point of launching it in the USA then? If they are going to be delayed, why not skip the launch for USA and launch future successor devices instead? If they delay it so much it would have been outdated by 2014, because all the high end phones are coming out in Q4 for the holidays.

posted on 27 May 2013, 11:45

7. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


aka wont be coming to the at all. They will hopefully be smart and be prepared for US launch next time

posted on 27 May 2013, 12:20

8. spasticpat (Posts: 67; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


It'll be outdated and be a budge smartphone by then

posted on 27 May 2013, 19:46

9. imkyle (Posts: 983; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


See ya ZTE.

posted on 27 May 2013, 20:04

10. mydi.maus (unregistered)


Zte this not your time.try again next year.

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