Orbit: New Budget Windows Phone From ZTEBy: Lee Hester - February 27, 2012
ZTE has added a new Windows Phone called Orbit to its growing phone portfolio. The new budget smartphone is based on the latest version of Windows Phone and comes with 4GB of memory. It also has HD voice and a 5Mpx autofocus camera with LED flash. According to Senior Director of the OEM Division of Microsoft, Mark Linton, “Microsoft is excited to continue partnering with ZTE to bring new Windows Phones to market. We look forward to the availability of ZTE Orbit in major markets around the world in the second quarter of 2012.”
Regarding the new smartphone from ZTE, Executive Vice President and Head of Terminal Division for ZTE, He Shiyou said, “The Windows Phone platform is as powerful as it is intuitive, enabling us to create and deliver exciting new devices that meet real consumer demand. Our partnership with Microsoft is a key component of our strategy to grow our share of the smartphone market. ZTE is proud to be at the forefront of device manufacturers who are using the Windows Phone platform.”
Orbit will join the ZTE Tania, the first Windows Phone-powered smartphone launched earlier this year (January 18, 2012) by ZTE and expected to be available in stores around April. Tania is a cool new Windows Phone device with an amazingly small sized chassis measuring only 10.7 mm in depth. It has a 4GB internal storage and surprising 4.3 inch touch screen. ZTE plans to demonstrate the full portfolio of Windows Phone devices at Mobile World Congress.