ZTE launches first Windows Phone handset for UK

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Chinese manufacturer confirms Virgin, Go Mobile and Brightpoint will sell device from second half of February

ZTE will launch its first Windows Phone handset in the UK in the second half of February.

The ZTE Tania features a 4.3-inch screen, a 1GHz processor and a five megapixel camera.

It has 4GB of flash memory and 512 MB of RAM, is 10.7mm thick and runs Windows Phone 7.5.

ZTE said the Tania will be available on contracts costing between £10 and £20 per month.

Brightpoint, Virgin Media, Go Mobile and a “leading specialist retailer” will stock the device on launch.

ZTE director of mobile operations Wu Sa said: “We’re delighted to be working with Microsoft and as a key partner will support the industry forecasted growth on this exciting new platform with both the ZTE Tania and in the future a growing range of devices.”

“Last year, ZTE announced its plans to build market presence with ZTE branded devices with the release of the ZTE Skate, Libra and Tureis. Our first own-brand handset to enter the market in 2012 is the ZTE Tania.”

Windows Phone UK director Leila Martine said: “ZTE’s expertise will be crucial in delivering Windows Phone to new and different customers.

“We look forward to continuing and developing our relationship with ZTE in the future.”

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