ZTE is a Chinese phone manufacturer that only known for its budget Android devices in the cellphone market.
But this time around, the company decided to take advantage of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to roll out their Android-powered Skate.
Inspired by the skateboard, the ZTE Skate is fashionably thin and lightweight at only 120g, featuring a large 4.3-inch screen to provide an optimal web surfing experience to consumers.
It 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.
In addition, the ZTE Skate also incorporates a 5MP camera, multimedia Bluetooth extension, A-GPS capability, hardware compass, and G-sensor.
The Skate 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.
ZTE Skate Specifications:
- Supports GPRS, Edge, 3G, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, & EDR, & Wi-Fi connectivity options
- 4.3 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16m colors
- Includes an accelerometer, Proximity sensors & Digital compass
- 5.0 megapixel auto focus camera with LED Flash, digital zoom, & Geo-tagging
- Multi-touch input method
- Powered by 800MHz processor
- Provides camera resolution of 2592 x 1944 Pixels
- Supports MP4, H.263, & H.264 video players
- WAP 2.0/xHTML, & HTML browser support
- Up to 32GB micro SD card slot support
- Supports MP3, WAV, & eAAC+ music players
- Push Email, & Instant Messaging
- Runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
- Can access social networking services
- MP3, Polyphonic, WAV ring tones support
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- MicroUSB 2.0 port
- GPS with A-GPS support