UK's biggest MVNO (mobile virtual network operator), Virgin Mobile has announced that it will be selling the ZTE Tania on Pay as you go and pay monthly contracts from mid May 2012.
The Chinese manufacturer is known for selling its phones through bigger mobile phone networks as relabelled handsets (the Orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade being the prime example) but lately, it has started to market itself as a stand alone brand not unlike what HTC did.
The handset will cost £200 on PAYG (which is only slightly cheaper than on SIM Free) while two year contracts will provide between 200 and 500 minutes, between 500 and 5000 texts and between 250MB and 1GB data allowance to customers. Existing Virgin Media customers will get 3000 minutes to Virgin Mobiles free and will benefit from a subsidised tariff as well.
In addition, Virgin Media home phone customers will be able to phone Virgin Mobile handsets for free using their inclusive talk plan.
The phone comes with Windws Phone 7.5 and a 4.3in 800 x 480 pixels resolution display, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 SoC, 4GB onboard storage, 512MB RAM, Bluetooth, Wi-FI, a microUSB port, a five megapixel camera with flash and a 1400mAh battery.