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ZTE Grand S Specs

ZTE Grand S ‘phablet’ announced with a quad-core CPU and 1080p display

January 8th, 2013

ZTE (0763) on Tuesday became the latest company to showcase a full HD “phablet” at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Android-powered Grand S smartphone comes with a 5-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.7GHz and a 13-megapixel rear camera. The handset is also remarkably thin, measuring in at a mere …

Samsung Nokia Patent Infrigement

Samsung, Nokia and others hit with fresh patent infringement lawsuit

January 4th, 2013

InterDigital (IDCC) on Thursday filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against Samsung (005930), Nokia (NOK), Huawei (002502), and ZTE (000063) for selling devices that allegedly infringe upon seven of its 3G and 4G wireless patents. The company has asked the ITC to block sales of the infringing products, which incorporate WCDMA, CDMA2000, …

ZTE Grand S Specs

ZTE Grand S to shake up phablet world with 6.9mm profile and high-end specs

December 28th, 2012

The Nubia Z5 isn’t the only feature-packed smartphone ZTE plans to release. The company is preparing to show off its Grand S, a 6.9-millimeter thick smartphone with a 5-inch full-HD display and a 13-megapixel camera rear camera. ZTE claims the Grand S will be the world’s thinnest 5-inch smartphone. According to UnwiredView the ZTE Grand S is also …

ZTE Nubia Z5 Specs

Phablet wars heat up with ZTE’s quad-core Nubia Z5

December 26th, 2012

2013 is shaping up to be the year of the “phablet” with virtually ever major handset maker preparing to challenge Samsung’s (005930) impressive Galaxy Note lineup. While there’s no clear definition on how large a phablet is, most tend to have screens that hover in the 5-inch range, though Huawei’s upcoming 6.1-inch smartphone will only push that boundary. ZTE’s …

ZTE Windows Phone Phablet

ZTE executive teases a 5.9-inch Windows Phone with a full HD display

November 7th, 2012

ZTE may be looking to launch the first Windows Phone “phablet” to compete against the numerous hybrid devices available on the Android platform. Lu Qian Hao, the head of market strategy for ZTE, teased an image of one of the company’s upcoming Windows Phone smartphones on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo. In addition to the …

Congressional report labels Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE threats to national security

October 8th, 2012

According to a draft report that will be released on Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee has decided that the rapid expansion by Chinese telecom equipment makers Huawei and ZTE in the U.S. market is a potential threat to national security. The report based on an 11-month investigation claims Huawei and ZTE could possibly be working with …

ZTE will launch smartphones with Mozilla’s Firefox OS early next year

September 19th, 2012

Add ZTE (0763) to the list of manufacturers trying to decrease their dependence on Android by diversifying their mobile portfolios. The company’s executive vice president He Shiyou told The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that ZTE will launch smartphones with Mozilla’s Firefox OS in the first quarter of 2013, while also confirming that ZTE is planning new Windows Phone …

More evidence that Samsung smartphone sales steamrolled Apple in Q2

July 27th, 2012

Samsung (005930) may not have figured out how to do tablets effectively yet, but it sure has smartphones nailed down. The latest numbers from IDC show that Samsung shipped 50.2 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2012, nearly double the 26 million iPhones shipped by Apple (AAPL) over the same period. Taken all together, …

ZTE to launch two ‘phablets’ in 2012

April 23rd, 2012

Chinese handset maker ZTE said it could ship 100 million smartphones a year by 2015, Reuters reported on Monday. The company sold 15 million phones in 2011 and is looking to sell upwards of 50 million this year. “As handsets contribute more to overall revenue, it will affect our profit margins,” executive director He Shiyou …

Samsung’s smartphone market share more than triple Apple’s share in China

March 13th, 2012

Samsung’s market share in the Chinese market is three times larger than Apple’s and still growing, Bloomberg reported on Sunday. The Cupertino-based company recently began to sell its flagship smartphone on the nation’s third largest carrier, China Telecom, in addition China Unicom, which up until recently was the exclusive carrier of the iPhone in China. …