ZTE Launches Entry Level Windows Phone Handset

Chinese manufacturer ZTE has unveiled a new Windows Phone handset at MWC2012, the Orbit, which will be positioned below its current offering, the ZTE Tania.

The device comes with 4GB onboard storage like the Tania, a 4-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, 512MB RAM, a five megapixel camera with LED flash, HD voice and will be available in the second quarter of 2012.

Surprisingly, the device runs on a two year old chipset, the MSM7227, one which runs at 1GHz and runs an Adreno 200 GPU; the Orbit is actually the first Windows phone to come run on the MSM7xxx series.

The ZTE Orbit is likely to rival the Lumia 610 pricewise and is almost certainly going to be sold for around £150 given that its bigger sibling, the Tania costs £199.

ZTE also announced earlier today, a new top of the range smartphone, a quad core handset called the Era which also features an Nvidia Icera modem.