ZTE unveiled its first Windows Phone, the ZTE Tania, at the PT/EXPO COMM China 2011 in Beijing today (27 September). The Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device will launch in a number of European countries later this year.
So far, ZTE is the sole Chinese smartphone strategic partner for Microsoft. It plans to introduce additional smartphone devices based on the Windows Phone platform in the future.
The Tania supports HSPA+, has a multi-point touch 800×480 WVGA resolution 4.3-inch thin film transistor (TFT) screen and a 1GHZ frequency processor with 3D acceleration. It also has a 512MB cache, 4GB of flash memory, an auto-focus five-megapixel camera, WI-FI and A-GPS.
‘ZTE has had much success with its other phones and we hope to carry that over to Windows Phone with the Tania,’ said He Shiyou, executive VP and head of the terminal division of ZTE. ‘This new smartphone will crystalise ZTE’s product strategy on multiple platforms while giving our customers a wider variety of OS choices.’