ZTE Orbit è un altro Windows Phone budget-friendly

Nicola Ligas

Dopo la presentazione del Nokia Lumia 610 arriva un altro smartphone, stavolta ad opera di ZTE, che cercherà di soffiargli clientela nella fascia più economica del mercato, e non possiamo certo dire che la cosa ci dispiaccia molto. Diamo dunque una rapida occhiata a cosa ha in serbo per noi ZTE.

Se vi ricordate, già al CES ZTE aveva presentato il Tania, un ottimo entry-level dotato comunque di display da 4,3 pollici: ecco, l’Orbit è in parte simile, sebbene destinato a mercati più importanti.

Schermo da 4 pollici (WVGA 800×480), CPU single-core 1GHz Qualcomm, fotocamera da 5 megapixel, 4 GB di memoria interna e 512 MB di RAM: di certo dalle semplici caratteristiche tecniche sembra più che in grado di tenere testa al modello di Nokia. A completare il tutto troviamo HSDPA fino a 7.2Mbps, radio FM, DLNA ed anche NFC.

Manca purtroppo il dettaglio più importante per un paragone con il Lumia 610, ovvero il prezzo, ma in ogni caso l’Orbit dovrebbe essere disponibile entro l’estate, praticamente in contemporanea con lo sbarco in UK del Tania: non mancheremo quindi di tenerli d’occhio entrambi per capire chi sarà il economico degli smartphone economici.

A seguire il comunicato stampa in inglese.

The ZTE Orbit joins the ZTE Tania smartphone in the company’s portfolio of Windows Phone-based devices. 

The ZTE Tania is commercially available in the UK and Sweden and other countries around the world.

“Microsoft is excited to continue partnering with ZTE to bring new Windows Phones to market. We look forward to the availability of ZTE Orbit in major markets around the world in the second quarter of 2012,” said Mark Linton, Senior Director of the OEM Division, Microsoft.

“The Windows Phone platform is as powerful as it is intuitive, enabling us to create and deliver exciting new devices that meet real consumer demand,” said Mr. He Shiyou, Executive Vice President and Head of the Terminal Division of ZTE. “Our partnership with Microsoft is a key component of our strategy to grow our share of the smartphone market. ZTE is proud to be at the forefront of device manufacturers who are using the Windows Phone platform.”

The ZTE Orbit is based on the latest version of Windows Phone and comes with 4GB of memory, HD Voice, and a 5Mpx autofocus camera with LED flash. The ZTE Orbit will be available in the second quarter of this year.

At the same time, ZTE announced the MF668A data card which takes advantage of Microsoft’s Mobile Broadband Class Driver in Windows 8. ZTE’s MF668A data card is being demonstrated at Mobile World Congress for the first time. The data card, which supports RAW IP and high-speed transmission, is based on the new MBIM v1.0 specification, recently approved by the USB-IF, and natively supported in Windows 8 without additional software.

Launched on 18 January, the ZTE Tania is a chic Windows Phone device, with a chassis measuring just 10.7mm in depth, 4GB internal storage and a 4.3 inch touch screen. The 1GHz processor and ultra-sharp cinematic WVGA 800 x 480px screen make responding to emails, editing documents and browsing the internet fast and intuitive. The first Windows Phone-powered smartphone launched by ZTE, the ZTE Tania is expected to be available in stores in the UK in early April at tariff points in the £10-20 range.

The full portfolio of ZTE Windows Phone devices is being demonstrated at Mobile World Congress at the ZTE booth (Hall 8, Stand B145).

Fonte: Fonte