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ZTE commits to offering Windows Phone 7 Series handsets by the end of the year

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ZTE commits to offering Windows Phone 7 Series handsets by the end of the year
Microsoft's list of mobile phone manufacturers that plan on taking the plunge with their recently announced Windows Phone 7 Series platform has been increased by one. Chinese manufacturer ZTE may have missed making the cut on making Microsoft's initial list of partners, but they're springing ahead by announcing that they plan on creating phones based on the new platform. ZTE Europe CEO Lin Qiang stated that "We have our Windows Phone 7 that we are going to launch in Q4 at the end of this year." In light of all the news surrounding the new platform, most manufacturers still sees a profit to be made on the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform – ZTE will continue to support the platform in the form of low-cost or smaller devices. It would make some sense when you consider the high-end specs required by Windows Phone 7 Series. Qiang goes on to say that "We will develop 7 and 6.5 devices in parallel. The requirements of hardware are totally different."

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. fahkyermahther1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


Who is ZTE? Doesn't sound very important...

posted on 20 Feb 2010, 20:59

2. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


ZTE is a huge manufacturer of cell phones in the Asian Market. This is a big deal. "most manufacturers still sees a profit".... most manufacturers still SEE a profit... or most manufacturers still SEE SOME profit

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