A while ago, the Chinese company ZTE CORPORATION was rumored to plan on making smartphones starting next year, and this time a few more details on the matter have surfaced to the web. The device that should be released by ZTE in 2009 is called E810 and comes as an entry-level Windows Mobile smartphone.
The new handset is considered to be rather entry-level based on the fact that it is supposed to feature only 64MB of RAM and a 1.3-megapixel camera while lacking 3G, GPS and WiFi connectivity. On the other hand, the device is said to come with support for microSD cards of up to 4 GB and it also includes Bluetooth support, but the entire specification list has not been unveiled yet.
The phone is expected to feature support for the GSM 850/1800/1900 MHz, GPRS / EDGE communications standards. It comes with a 2.5-inch display with a 320×240 pixel resolution, and it is able to deliver more than 65 thousand colors. The battery is a Li-Ion one with a capacity of 1000 mAh. The phone is said to weigh only 130gr, as for the operating system, the device will feature Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard edition.
According to the same piece of news, ZTE will produce the E810 for Movistar exclusively. If we’re to compare the E810 with other smartphones, the handset proves to come with rather limited functionality, which points towards the fact that it falls into the niche of budget Windows Mobile solutions. Those who could do without 3G, GPS or WiFi may see ZTE E810 as a very good option, especially given the fact that it should come to the market with a rather low price tag. The actual capabilities of the device will be unveiled as soon as it will hit the shelves.