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ZTE Smooth: Android China Phones are here!




Last month, I wrote about the possible entry of China phones running Android OS in the smartphone market. Looks like ZTE counld be the first one with their “Smooth” handset.

This Palm Pre-look-alike runs Android OS 1.6 and it ain’t bad-looking either.

According to Engadget, the ZTE Smooth has a 2.8-inch QVGA screen, WiFi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth and GPS. And at only $146, this looks like one hot item to consider (probably the very first Android smartphone under $200) when it comes out in August 2010.

Hat tip to Chadd.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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17 Responses

  1. Edgar says:

    ZTE, yes. Nice phone for politicians.

  2. nanayMo says:

    ZTE is rather popular (notorious?) here, won’t have a hard time marketing it. Seriously, nice at that price. TIC.

  3. simplynice93 says:

    Finally! A chinaphone with Android OS! It’s cheap but i hope performance is ok too

  4. Jam. says:

    *waiting for the full specs*. How about the procie?

  5. Lawamori says:

    What’s the cheapest “middle-quality” android phone so far?

  6. hahaha..”nice phone for politicians”

    hope si mike arroyo nag snasnake na dyan ung chinese version..lolz =D

  7. Gwapito says:

    You got to give credit to Gloria Arroyo for the effortless marketing!

  8. Rome says:

    I’ll definitely buy this kung maganda yung GUI. sana di modified yung GUI. at sana mejo affordable din.. yung HTC magic di ko binili kasi mata-tie up ako sa Plan sa Smart kaya ayoko.. and I’m not sure kung may offer pa sila na ganun. hopefully start na eto na makapasok na talaga sa Philippine market ang Android phones.

  9. JR says:

    to bad they are to far away. at that price, it makes it worth it as a secondary phone.

  10. I hope they won’t easily break (as most China phones do). Will be waiting for the specs and pricing!

  11. Jon says:

    Nice. If it sells below 7k, I’d be getting this one for sure as an extra phone. Yeah, I hope they don’t do much customization on its GUI, and I wish the touch screen would be capacitive.

  12. Miguel says:

    Here’s a good article on $100 (or less) Android phones coming in:

    http://www.visionmobile.com/blog/2010/02/low-cost-android-crossing-the-100-barrier/

    bring them on!

  13. J says:

    Speaking of China-Android Phones, I think Huawei which manufactures T-Mobile’s PULSE has been in the market long before the phone mentioned above and will be releasing a bunch of other models previewed in MWC last week.

  14. Carita Mean says:

    Wow, what an amazing post! I saw your blog today, this is a really great post you made, keep them coming!

  15. caloy says:

    Any updates as to whether this is available locally already?

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