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ZTE Tania heralds redefined WP Mango specifications, first press pictures appear

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ZTE Tania heralds redefined WP Mango specifications, first press pictures appear
Just yesterday, we first heard about the Windows Phone Mango-running ZTE Tania - a 4.3-inch handset dressed in a white plastic body and supposedly carrying a relatively affordable price tag. Today, the first press shots are in, but there’s more than just the official images. 

A bit under the new radar, Microsoft seem to have updated their minimum requirements for Windows Phone Mango and the Tania is the first device we’ve seen to fit those new criteria.

The highlights of the ZTE Tania’s specs include:

- 4.3-inch WVGA display,
- a 1GHz processor,
- 512MB of RAM,
- 4GB of internal memory,
- a 5-megapixel camera
- 3G HSPA, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and A-GPS.

Now, the 4GB of internal memory wouldn’t be a big deal in Android land, but for Microsoft’s platform, up until now, the minimum requirement asked for 8GB. The Chassis 1 specification, as it’s widely known, required a Qualcomm chip as well. Now, a slide out of Microsoft’s 2011 Shinagawa Conference in Japan confirms those have been changed to include lower-end devices:

  • CPU is not specified,
  • 2GB or more internal storage,
  • Capacitive Touch Panel- 4 points or over multi-touch,
  • 3MP+ camera,
  • MicroUSB, 3.5mm jack,
  • Sensors - A-GPS, Accelometer, Compass, Proximity.

Probably the biggest change seems to be the unspecified processor, which would allow more choice for phone makers. Currently, the low- to mid-end smartphone segments are well represented by Android, but could WP make a splash there as well?

source: mobiFlip (translated), WPCentral


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