Chinese mobile phone maker ZTE promised no less than eight mobile phones for this year’s Mobile World Congress, and it delivered.
There were six Android-based devices
showcased in the company’s stand at the event, along with two smartphones powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system.
The ZTE Windows Phone devices were Tania and Orbit, and we got the chance to take a better look at both of them.
First, we should note that both of them were aimed at the mid- to low-end of the market, and they have been designed to provide a great experience at a low price.
ZTE Tania is the larger of the two, featuring a 4.3-inch touchscreen display that can deliver an 800 x 480 pixels resolution.
The Windows Phone smartphone is powered by a 1GHz application processor and 512MB of RAM, while featuring 4GB of internal memory, without a microSD memory card slot to expand it.
On the back, it sports a 5-megapixel photo snapper, with LED Flash and video recording capabilities. It also sports 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a thin body at 10mm.
ZTE Tania is powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
operating system. ZTE Orbit, instead, was packed with a newer flavor of the platform, namely Tango II (at least this is what we saw on the specs list the maker displayed at the MWC show).
Orbit packs the same 1GHz application processor as Tania, along with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. However, it sports a smaller, 4-inch touchscreen display, capable of delivering an 800 x 480 pixel resolution.
The same as Tania, the new mobile phone features a 5-megapixel camera on the back, also with LED flash and video recording capabilities.
ZTE packed it with HSDPA, as well as with Bluetooth 3.0, GPS receiver, WiFi and WiFi Direct connectivity, NFC, HD voice, and dual-microphones.