MWC 2011: Android 2.3-based ZTE Skate smartphone introduced

Summary:ZTE is getting some attention at Mobile World Congress with the introduction of its new Gingerbread-based ZTE Skate smartphone.

ZTE is getting some attention at Mobile World Congress with the introduction of its new Gingerbread-based ZTE Skate smartphone.

[Image Gallery: ZTE Skate hands-on (photos)]

The revealed specs so far aren't exceptional, but perhaps it could turn out to be a budget-friendly Android 2.3 device. Here's a look at some of the features found on the ZTE Skate:

  • 4.3-inch HD touch screen
  • 800MHz processor
  • Adreno 200 GPU
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 900/1800/1900MHz
  • HSDPA/UMTS at 900/2100MHz
  • 5-megapixel camera
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • A-GPS
  • Compass
  • G-sensor
  • Weight: 4.2 ounces

Expected to drop "worldwide" in May, there weren't any specifics about pricing and a U.S. release date, but the door could be open to one given ZTE's push to get in on the North American market.

Topics: MWC, Android, Hardware, Mobile OS, Processors, Security, Smartphones, Wi-Fi

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