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ZTE Unleashes Amigo, Blade, And Skate Into The World. #mwc

ZTE isn’t the most popular mobile device manufacturer in the U.S., but in other parts of the world, they provide a rather large range of offerings spanning everyone’s price range. Today at MWC, the company unveiled three new smartphones: Amigo, Blade, and Skate.

The Amigo is the first of the three new smartphones and features among other things, a 3.5″ display, 800MHz processor, slide-out full qwerty keyboard, and Android 2.2 (Froyo).

The Blade is the lowest on the totem pole between the three deviecs announced today, as it features a slower 600MHz processor and overall cheaper build quality. The display is the same size as the Amigo (3.5″) and is brighter to boot. However, various reports say that it is not as clear or crisp as the other two phones’ displays.

Finally, the Skate tops ZTE’s line of smartphones announced today. A 4.3″ display with 800 x 400 resolution is the main draw. As told by PhoneScoop, the high-end Skate felt awfully cheap.

As of writing, these three ZTE deviecs aren’t slated to come stateside. Though if things should happen to change, we’ll be sure to update you accordingly.

[Update: Price and Release Date Added] ZTE Peel Coming to Sprint with 1GB Contract-Free Data Plan in Tow.

Many, many months ago, a device by ZTE called the “Peel” surfaced. It’s goal was to bring cellular data to non-cellular devices. The most obvious example of this is an iPod Touch. Simply sliding it inside the hallowed confines of the peel would turn your local-only device into a go-anywhere monster.

Fast forward 4 months and we now have a little bit clearer picture. Specifically, BGR has heard that device is in fact coming to Sprint. The price is still up in the air, however, data plan pricing looks to be somewhat restrictive — $30/month for 1GB of data. The saving grace of it all is that this is a contract-free plan, meaning no feeling of being stuck to said carrier for any amount of time.

Would you forgo the iPhone-carrier relationship in order to spend some quality time with a more casual iPod Touch, Peel-ified hybrid?


Updated information via BGR: November 14th for $79.99. Overage charges on data are set at $0.05/MB.
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Coral-200 adds solar power to the feature list

Have you ever been out and about around town and have your phone die on you.  You might have had a charger but it doesn’t do you much good if you’re not near a power source.  All is not lost.  Digicel and ZTE have come together and come up with a solution to this ancient dilema: the Coral-200 will truly allow you to cut the cord as it comes with a solar panel built in to the back of the phone allowing you to constantly charge your phone just by having it in sunlight!  Sadly, any details and specs aren’t currently available.  However, judging by the diminutive size of the screen, I don’t think video playback will make the cut.  


Source: Slashphone