MWC: ZTE shows quad-core and Windows handsets


Handset manufacturer says new additions will form a core component of its ambitions to become a top three handset provider by 2015

ZTE has launched two new smartphones which it said would form a key step in achieving its ambition to become a top-three handset manufacturer by 2015.

The ZTE Era (pictured left) is based on the Tegra 3 quad-core processor and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It has a 4.3 inch QHD touchscreen, 8GB of expandable memory with a microSD card, HD voice and Dolby sound technology.

ZTE has extended its Windows Phone range of smartphones with the addition of the Orbit (pictured right).

It is based on the Windows Phone 7.5 operating system and features a five megapixel camera, HD voice and 4GB of memory.

It will join the Tania smartphone, which was announced on January 18 and is expected to go on sale in the UK in early April.