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Renders show the Virgin Mobile branded ZTE Chaser and ZTE Venture - both Android powered

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Renders show the Virgin Mobile branded ZTE Chaser and ZTE Venture - both Android powered
Attempting to get its foot into the door in the US market, we’ve been seeing ZTE making a sturdy push of late in getting some of its devices on board with some recognizable carriers – though, they’ve been mostly from the prepaid camp. Again, they’re pressing forward now that renders for the Android Gingerbread powered ZTE Chaser and Venture have been leaked, showing that they’re bound for Virgin Mobile’s lineup.

Starting with the ZTE Chaser, it seems to be nothing more than a rebranded ZTE X500, which is hardly considered a power packed device. Instead, the candybar smartphone features a 3.5” display, 3.2-megapixel camera, and a behind the times 600MHz processor. Needless to say, it’s far from being the most cutting edge thing on the block, but if they’re able to bring it to market at a competitive price point, it might possibly win over some people.

On the other hand, if you prefer the styling of a BlackBerry more than anything, then the ZTE Venture might appeal to your needs more thanks to its portrait style physical keyboard. Besides that one distinguishable item, there’s not a whole lot separating it from the Chaser in terms of specs seeing it boasts the same things. However, it packs a 2.8” display instead seeing that the keyboard takes up a good amount of space.

It’s evidently clear that ZTE is trying its best to establish a presence, but we’d gather it to be a good idea to tackle the prepaid market first before venturing out to the big leagues with the postpaid carriers. Still, there’s no exact timeline on when these two devices will come to market – so now we play the waiting game.

source: Pocketnow via IntoMobile

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