Despite not having a large presence in the US, Chinese handset manufacturer ZTE is now on the Windows Phone
7 bandwagon. When you look at it globally, ZTE is a big contender in the mobile handset manufacturing race as it's currently the 7th largest OEM by volume and closing in on the gap between Motorola and Sony Ericsson. They've recently made a pledge to be on board with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, but their road map of devices are not made known just yet. According to ZTE's vice president of handset product system business, Zhang Xiaohong, she said that “we will work according to Microsoft’s agenda to release our products.” Furthermore, she went on to say, “We will continue to release devices under operator-brands in Europe, and will increase the number of products on which we share some branding. Own-branded devices will come further down the line.” Naturally their focus is the European market right now, but if they continue their trend of being successful, there is a likelihood that we could see them attack other markets some time down the road.