In 2011 ZTE announced plans to bring own-branded phones to the UK, powered by both the Android and Windows Phone 7 operating systems. The company plans to release mainly touch-screen devices, which will be available to buy SIM free.
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ZTE was founded in 1985 by Hou Weigui, and is Chinese multinational telecommunications company based in Shenzhen. In 2011, ZTE was named the second largest Chinese telecoms equipment maker (after Huawei), and was crowned the fourth largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world.
Although not a well known name in the UK, the company produces a range of equipment for larger telecoms manufacturers and mobile network operators. For example, the best-selling Orange San Francisco to is a ZTE-built smartphone device, as is the mid-range T-Mobile Vivacity.
More recently, in 2011, ZTE announced plans to launch own-branded smartphones in the UK, which would primarily be sold through SIM free retailers. Since the announcement, the company has confirmed the Android-powered ZTE Tureis and Libra handsets, and the Windows Phone 7 ZTE Tania. The company has also outed plans to launch a ZTE-branded tablet running Android 2.3: the ZTE V9A Light Tab 2.