The ZTE Tania has finally been officially announced for the UK today. This is the Chinese company’s first Windows Phone device, and it was originally unveiled in September last year. Since then, we’ve seen it pop up in France, and it even went on pre-order in the UK a couple of weeks ago.
But it’s nice to see it acknowledged by its manufacturer. The ZTE Tania is one of the cheapest smartphones to be powered by Microsoft’s newest mobile operating system. In fact, ZTE claims it’s the cheapest 4.3-inch Windows Phone. And that there has to be its main feature – the screen size is more akin to the cream of the crop handsets, and not a budget midranger. That strategy may just pay off for ZTE – after all, people do nowdays assume that the bigger a smartphone’s display is, the more high-end the device (except for the iPhone, of course).
Aside from that huge screen, the Tania comes with budget-friendly specs, as you’d expect. In fact its every other spec is just what Microsoft deems the minimum for a Windows Phone device. The ZTE Tania has a 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of storage space, a 5 MP autofocus camera with 720p HD video recording, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, HSPA, and a 1,400 mAh battery. It’s 10.7 mm thick and runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.
And you can still pre-order one, SIM-free and unlocked, at Clove. You’ll have to shell out £249.99 for the privilege. Shipping is expected to happen during the week commencing on February 13.
At some point, the Tania will also be sold by Virgin Media, Brightpoint, and Go Mobile, and it will be free on contracts starting at about £10-£20 per month.
Via Phone Arena
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