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ZTE’s sketchy crowd-sourced phone is already a failure

January 23rd, 2017

In a move that everyone saw coming a mile away, ZTE has had to admit that its “Hawkeye” sticky-backed, eye-tracking, crowdsourced smartphone is already a colossal failure. Having raised just $35,000 of its $500,000 Kickstarter goal with time waning, Jeff Yee, ZTE’s VP of planning and partnerships posted a lengthy blog post on the company’s …

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Stick this phone on the wall and control it with your eyes

January 17th, 2017

What do smartphone buyers actually want out of their devices? Chinese electronics manufacturer ZTE wanted to find out, so they created Project CSX, which apparently stands for “Crowd Source X” — I guess the “X” will forever remain a mystery — and set out to design a device based entirely on votes from the general public. The …

ZTE Axon 7 Android Smartphone

ZTE’s upcoming flagship could make Samsung worried

May 13th, 2016

ZTE’s first Axon smartphone was everything we’ve come to expect from China’s no-brand smartphone manufacturers: cheap, powerful, and basically boring. If these leaked specs are true (and the price stays close to $250), this could cause more problems for the status quo. The specs come courtesy of Chinese telecom regulator TENAA, as spotted by VentureBeat. They’re exactly …

ZTE CES 2016 Announcements

Everything ZTE announced at CES 2016 today

January 5th, 2016

It’s nearly the end of the day here on the East Coast, but CES 2016 is still going strong in Las Vegas. We’ve covered some interesting new hardware from several companies already, but now it’s ZTE’s turn to take center stage.