ZTE has launched the 2.1 Éclair smartphone in France, featuring a 3.5” multipoint capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 480×800 pixels.
The new smartphone is marketed under the ZTE brand, said to highlight the company’s expansion into the French market.
The handset includes a 3.2 million pixel camera, alongside other vital capabilities of contemporary smartphones such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Email, Internet, video player / recorder, MP3 player and FM radio. The phone will also be sold with a 2GB microSD card to help users make the most of its multimedia capabilities.
The ZTE BLADE weighs in at just 110g and includes both brightness and proximity sensors. It is embedded with a Qualcomm QCT MSM7227-1 microprocessor and a micro USB 2.0 port. The 1250 mAh battery is rated for up to 8 days standby time and 4 hours talk time. Web browsing has been made quick and easy, making the most of the 3G network (UMTS & HSDPA).
Commenting on the launch, ZTE’s Head of Mobile Terminals Department, Emmanuel Rousseau said: “After the CUTE in February and the LINK in May, the BLADE is a significant new step for ZTE in France. With this smartphone, we would like to develop enthusiasm for the Android platform by providing a powerful and stylish phone at a reasonable price. This step is part of our strategy to move up-market and participate in the development of our brand in the French territory.”
ZTE says it now has a wide range of sophisticated low cost handsets that will allow the company to strengthen its market position in France offering more people more efficient terminals at accessible prices.