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ZTE teases its upcoming Windows Phone 8 model out of focus

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ZTE teases its upcoming Windows Phone 8 model out of focus
With Samsung and Nokia already introducing their Windows Phone 8 lines, and HTC expected to do so on Wednesday, Chinese manufacturer ZTE is about to throw its hat in the ring. In a brilliant display of self-promotion, the company's own marketing strategy manager Dennis Lui put on his own Mr. Blurrycam disguise to snap a picture of three Windows Phone devices which he posted on China's Sina Wiebo social network. The one most visible is the ZTE Tania that appears to be runinng on Windows Phone 8, although there is speculation that it is the Windows Phone 8 simulator app from the Windows Phone Marketplace that is providing the look on the screen.

A ZTE Windows-RT tablet

A ZTE Windows-RT tablet

The phone in the middle appears to running a version of Windows Phone 7, perhaps Windows Phone 7.8. The only one of the trio that might truly be runinng Windows Phone 8 is the device on the left. Showing these phones together could be a sign that ZTE plans to continue offering Windows Phone 7 or Windows Phone 7.8 models even after it launches its Windows Phone 8 model.

In addition to  the fuzzy looking picture of the three phones, ZTE also released a picture of a Windows RT tablet. Unlike the Windows 8 tablets that has Intel Inside, and runs similarly to a laptop or notebook PC, Windows-RT tablets use an ARM based processor and run  like the typical Apple iPad or Samsung GALAXY Tab device. Those used to saving money with ZTE's low priced products should be able to get into Windows Phone 8 handsets or Windows tablets from ZTE and still have some money left over.

source: Weibo, Winp.cn (translated) via SlashGear

The phone on the left could be ZTE's Windows Phone 8 model

The phone on the left could be ZTE's Windows Phone 8 model


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posted on 18 Sep 2012, 21:16 1

1. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Anybody excited about this? Lol

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 21:22

2. andromede (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


a tablet from ZTE ?? microsoft didn't allow HTC and does so for ZTE !! ??

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 22:49

6. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


HTC doesn't even bother making Android tablets (they made 2 tablets a decade ago) Why would they make Windows tablets?... Maybe they will some day but they are more focused on phones rather than tablets.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 01:26

8. predator93 (Posts: 122; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Microsoft allowed zte in order to mass sell windows rt tablets in asia.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 21:24

3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Hmmm,,

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 21:30 1

4. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


What do you think is better for older people?
iOS for grid of icons
WP for large icons

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 21:47

5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


I say, iPhones, , cause its easy and boring.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 06:29 1

9. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


okay.
thanks
I have no idea why people thummbed me down for that

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 23:46

7. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


look like S3 copy .................

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 08:53

10. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


what is the processor? qualcomm, NVIDIA, Texas Instruments? does anyone bother buy a chinese brand china phone?

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