A Preview of the ZTE Tureis
Yep, another Android QWERTY. You know what they say; wait for a bus and they all come at once.
The handset comes sporting the usual 2.6-inch (320 x 240) capacitive screen paired with a four-row portrait QWERTY keypad. There's also an optical trackpad in the centre, alongside four touch-sensitive shortcut keys.
As is the norm with ZTE handsets, the Tureis comes running Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, although it's likely to be bumped up to Gingerbread before it reaches the UK. This equips the smartphone with all the usual Android goodies, including Gmail, Search and multiple customizable homescreens.
ZTE has also confirmed that it'll arrive 'un-skinned', sporting the same vanilla interface as the Google Nexus S. This also means you won't be kept waiting for updates, giving ZTE 'one up' on the big name manufacturers.
Media-wise the Tureis sports a 3.2 megapixel camera, alongside a built-in media player and integrated radio. It'll also come with up to 32GB of expandable memory, plenty of storage for all of your tunes.
Other specifications an 800MHz processor, Bluetooth, and HSDPA and WiFi speeds.
The ZTE Tureis will be available directly from ZTE, with an estimated price tag of around £145. The handset's exact release date is still to be confirmed, although it's expected to drop in August 2011.
A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.
ZTE Tureis News
For anyone whose bank balance restricts them from joining the Blackberry elite, ZTE have launched a new Android phone with a portrait QWERTY keypad. At first glance it is easy to mistake the ZTE Tureis for a Blackberry Curve, with its hard black casing and central tracking button.Â Yet the touchscreen technology of the Tureis ends [...]
ZTE Tureis Specifications
112mm x 63.2mm x 11.8mm
Full capacitive touch screen
Type: TFT LCD
Size: 2.6 inches
Resolution: 320 x 240
External: microSD up to 32GB
A-GPS with maps
Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard microUSB
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3.2 megapixel camera
Radio: FM with RDS
Audio supported formats
Playback: MP3, AAC, MIDI, WAV, AMR
Video supported formats
Playback: MP4, H.264, H.263