ZTE had big plans regarding its cell phone business since last year, when it could have become the world’s fifth largest phone maker. This didn’t happened, though, and the Chinese company is currently only the world’s seventh largest handset maker, with about 36.5 million units shipped in 2009.
But ZTE doesn’t give up and it’s getting ready to launch even more phones, including several Android smartphones, and at least one Windows Mobile 7 device.
There are no details about the ZTE Windows Mobile 7 handsets yet, but the company says it “will work according to Microsoft’s agenda to release” them. Maybe we’ll see the first one before the end of 2010.
By 2015, ZTE plans to ship more phones than all other handset makers, save for Nokia and Samsung, thus becoming the world’s third largest phone maker. I really don’t think LG will allow this to happen, but we’ll see.
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