ZTE ties up with Intel to launch Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone

Telecom Lead Asia: ZTE has tied up with Intel to launch
its first Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone.

The Chinese telecom equipment maker said the ZTE Grand X
IN will be launched in Europe in September.

ZTE is looking at becoming the top three smartphone
player in the world. In the second quarter of 2012, ZTE became the fourth
largest smartphone manufacturer, according to IDC. ZTE has moved into the mid-
to high-end smartphone market with the recent launch of its ZTE Grand series of
smartphones in several countries.

Ao Wen, vice president of Europe Operations for ZTE
Handsets, said the Grand X IN is ZTE’s first flagship smartphone in Europe to
feature Intel Inside.

The Grand X IN features the low power Intel Atom
processor Z2460 with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel XMM 6260
Platform. Intel technologies deliver an energy efficient, high performance user
experience enabling fast browsing and a responsive Internet experience.

The other features of the ZTE Grand X IN include a
4.3-inch, 16 million color screen, a 8MP camera, Blu-ray quality movie playback
and long battery life with a 1650 mAh, Li-Ion battery. Latest communications
capabilities including Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and Mobile
HD link (via micro-USB) short range connectivity are included.

Helmut Vogler, vice president and general manager of
Mobile and Wireless Sales for Intel, said ZTE is a fast growing global handset
maker that strives to create products with features and capabilities that
people care most about. The Grand X IN is a well-rounded device that marries
robust hardware and software to deliver great performance and value for

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