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ZTE launches new smartphone at MWC 2011

Skate is inspired by skate boards and features a 4.3-inch screen

ZTE launches new smartphone at MWC 2011
ZTE's Skate smartphone was inspired by a skateboard, according to the company.

Telecommunications equipment and network solutions provider, ZTE Corporation has launched its flagship Android smart phone, the Skate, at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona.

According to the company, the new ZTE Skate was inspired by a skateboard and weighs in at 120g. The smartphone features a 4.3-inch screen, designed for optimal websurfing.

The phone uses the Android 2.3 operating system, an 800MHz processor and the Adreno 200 graphics processing unit (GPU) to support the widescreen, high-definition display.

The Skate also has a 5MP camera, multimedia Bluetooth extension, A-GPS capability, hardware compass, and G-sensor.

The smartphone supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 900/1800/1900MHz and HSDPA/UMTS at 900/2100MHz, as well as WiFi internet access. The ZTE Skate is expected to be available from May 2011 in markets worldwide.

Under its new Light Your Smart World strategy, ZTE will promote its entire range of smart products, including tablet devices, internet TV boxes and smart phones.

ZTE will be showcasing a range of smart terminals at the Mobile World Congress, including its Android-based Amigo slide phone designed for younger users, the Blade Android smartphone, and the F952 handset running Brew MP and supporting the WAC (Wholesale Applications Community).

According to the company, an IDC report shows that ZTE has become one of the world's top five handset makers with 60 million handsets shipped in 2010 and 90 million terminal products shipped in 2010.

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