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ZTE to outpace Nokia, will launch a WP7 device in Q3

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ZTE to outpace Nokia, will launch a WP7 device in Q3
ZTE might have surprisingly for some made it into the top 5 global phone makers for 2010, but even more shocking is news about the Chinese phone maker outpacing Nokia when it comes to launching a Windows Phone Mango handset. ZTE will roll out its first WP-based phone in the third quarter of the year in Nokia’s stronghold – Europe, according to executives from the Chinese tech giant.

"We are already working on a smartphone based on Mango and it will be launched in Europe," ZTE's terminal devices unit VP, Jeffrey Fan, said. ZTE was named as one of the handset makers for Windows Phone only yesterday at the Mango event, while Nokia has been hard at work on transitioning to WP7 since February.

We can only speculate about all the possible reasons behind ZTE outpacing Nokia in launching its first WP-based handset, but the Chinese company mentioned working on a Windows Phone 7 prototype back in March. Further details about the specs of the upcoming handset were not available, but judging by the company's profile it should be relatively affordable while at the same time sticking to Microsoft's strict requirements about consistent experience. Would a ZTE-made Windows Phone handset be an appealing option for you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

source: Reuters

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posted on 25 May 2011, 05:48

1. Mad Iguana (unregistered)


Where in that quote is Q3 mentioned? It sounds interesting, but I'm wondering where the Q3 element came from? Or is it just a nice headline attention-grabber to say that ZTE are outpacing Nokia?

posted on 25 May 2011, 13:40

9. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)


Right after the bolded text..."ZTE will roll out its first WP-based phone in the third quarter of the year in Nokia’s stronghold – Europe, according to executives from the Chinese tech giant"

posted on 25 May 2011, 16:48

10. Mad Iguana (unregistered)


But that's not a quote, is it? That's the journalist reporting a story. If there is a quote to back it up, then fair enough, but where is it.
For example, I could make up a story:
ATTCallCenter today said that he has sex with goats. In a conversation with Mad Iguana, he said "I don't like iguanas, that's a silly name. I much prefer goats."
ATTCallCenter is a user who posts on Phonearena and is well-known for his witty and intelligent comments... etc.

Now I have no proof that you said what I stated in the first line; therefore, where is the evidence that you said it?

posted on 26 May 2011, 03:17

11. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 847; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


you got way too but hurt, too quick... but you've got a point.

posted on 25 May 2011, 06:07

2. Kurkeminvado (unregistered)


They are in the top 5 global phone makers for 2010 because they are selling phones in europe to mobile companies to sell them like operators brand as low cost phones

posted on 25 May 2011, 06:39 1

3. Denio (Posts: 23; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


If the build quality, design and performance is good than why not? I personally don't care about brands anymore.

posted on 25 May 2011, 12:02 1

6. CTAPEEM (unregistered)


Even if ZTE sells phones mostly on the Chinese market, it'd be enough to end up in the top 5. Considering that most phones are partially made/mostly assembled in China, I wouldn't worry about the know-how aspect. Let's wait and see...

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