For those who are looking to purchase another solid Android smartphone option from MetroPCS, then you will be pleased to learn about the new ZTE Anthem 4G.
Plenty of ZTE news this morning. After announcing their Blade III smartphone for a European release , MetroPCS is launching the ZTE Anthem 4G, the smartphone maker’s first LTE handset available in the United States. The Anthem is an Android 2.3 device and features a 4.3-inch display, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, and HD video playback via HDMI, and is priced at $219 after mail-in rebate. The phone is available with any of MetroPCS’s all-incusive service plans ranging from $40 to $70 per month. MetroPCS hasn’t provided and exact launch date, saying only that it will launch “in the coming weeks.” MetroPCS Adds ZTE Anthem™ 4G to its Expanding 4G LTE Smartphone Portfolio Anthem 4G is first ZTE 4G LTE AndroidTM smartphone in the U.S.
The ZTE Blade III has been no secret, the bigger question being when the manufacturer would officially announce the device that appeared on a Finnish retailer’s website last month. We now have an answer as ZTE has formally taken the wraps off of the handset, revealing that the phone will begin hitting Nordic retailers this month. The Blade III, which sports a 4-inch display, 1GHz Qualcomm CPU, and Android 4.0, will be available first in Finland, with a release planned for this month. In October it will reach Sweden before going on to launch in other European and global markets in the future. The phone’s retail price has been set at 1499 SEK, or roughly $230.
ZTE has announced a Medfield-powered flavor of their recently launched Grand X handset. Dubbed the ZTE Grand X IN, the phone sports an Atom Z2460 and pairs it with Ice Cream Sandwich while retaining a 4.3-inch qHD display, 8MP camera, and 1,650mAh battery. The latest edition of the Grand X will be capable of HSPA+ speeds up to 21Mbps and is all set to launch in Europe next month. Plans for a release in other regions were not announced at this time.
It’s always good to see Apple beaten at an actual game: marketshare. And this time around they’ve been handed a defeat by Lenovo and ZTE. Lenovo came all the way from #7 to #2 in the Chinese smartphone marketshare rankings, while ZTE moved up from #4 to #3. Samsung’s got the top-spot with a 19% share of a market that saw 87 million units shipped, which made it the first time
T-Mobile’s reputation as one of the most affordable carriers in the nation is being reinforced today with the arrival of the T-Mobile Concord, a rebranded ZTE device that goes for under $100… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
If you’re looking to purchase a device on T-Mobile that doesn’t require a contract, then you may be interested in the upcoming T-Mobile Concord. The T-Mobile Concord, by ZTE, is essentially a low-end device, but should handle your basic smartphone needs with ease.
Sprint must be sitting on a slow moving pile of ZTE Optik tablets, because they are about to kick off a deal that will see the device delivered free of charge to any customer purchasing a new smartphone. Details of the deal recently leaked, pinning the fire sale to August 12th. The ZTE Optik is by no means a bad tablet, but it isn’t a great one either. Given the recent launch of the Nexus 7 and other aggressive maneuvers in the 7-inch display market (including rumors of an iPad Mini), the Optik doesn’t stand much of chance. If Sprint can get rid of a few while coaxing customers into buying some smartphones, they will do better than they might otherwise
720p IPS display. 12.6 megapixel camera. LTE. NFC. Android 4.0, maybe even 4.1 by launch. And all this could be available to Sprint users in mid-October if this little leaked image that made it’s way to Talk Android were to be true.
Early August? If you were eyeing up the budget-friendly ZTE Grand X you won’t even have to wait the extra week. The phone, which is available via Virgina Mobile, has gone on sale early through UK retailer Phones4U. The Grand X is priced at free when bundle with a tariff of