ZTE asks the general public to name its new phone
posted by Damian M. / Nov 29, 2016, 7:04 AM
ZTE Project CSX sounds like a fancy code name for a sci-fi project, like the Death Star from Star Wars or the Citadel from Mass Effect. This is probably why ZTE is looking for a better name for its new smartphone that's supposed to be unveiled at CES next year.
The new device is based on crowdsourced ideas from actual users and has quite an interesting concept, thanks to that unconventional approach. In the end, the concept that won featured an adhesive back panel, so it can be mounted on any flat surface the user desires. The new device will also utilize eye-tracking technology for hands-free use and a split-screen functionality for added security.
The name, however, doesn't quite fit the colorful design and general concept of the new phone. Therefore, ZTE is asking its users to name the sticky device by submitting name ideas on its website. Most of the suggested names seem to focus on the eye-tracking technology, more than anything else. According to ZTE's official website, the name that has the most votes at the time of writing this article is “Enki” and it's submitted by the same team that won the design contest. “Gecko” holds the second place and “HORUS” follows in third.
The contest will run until December 5 and the winner will receive a reward in the form of a $250 gift card. So, in case you have great name ideas for the next ZTE, you should consider sharing them with the Chinese company.
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posted on Nov 29, 2016, 7:49 AM 7
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Has ZTE used the internet before? Let us not forget when Mt Dew wanted the public to name their phone. The winning entry was "Hitler did nothing wrong". Pit bull did a contest with Walmart, and the winning store would get a free concert. The internet voted, and a store in rural Alaska was selected (although, Pit bull held his end of the bargain, and did the show up there....so he's a stand up guy in my eyes). I'm sure this contest will unsurprisingly have similar results.
posted on Nov 29, 2016, 7:50 AM 0
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ZTE Iris, come on people. This addresses the cameras, the motion tracking, and the colorfulness of the phone.
posted on Nov 29, 2016, 8:44 AM 0
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Name the new phone as ZTE Alone. Because, I hope, you, ZTE corporation, will make this new phone with all last functions, like HTC 10, LG V20, Google Pixel, but this phone will be better than any phone in the world. So, I want you to name it as ZTE Alone. Let this phone be the best phone in the world, in addition, in Uzbekistan!!!
posted on Nov 29, 2016, 1:08 PM 0
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