ZTE’s Tania V965W Windows Phone 7.5 handset now costs less than $100 in China
With all the latest Windows Phone 8 devices being released around the world, the older WP 7.x handsets aren’t getting too much attention anymore. Still it’s worth mentioning that one of the smartphones running 7.5, namely the ZTE Tania, has reached an all-time low price in China.
Initially launched in China for around $270, now the Tania can be bought there for just 599 yuan, which means $96. Unlike the international version of the Tania, the Chinese one – model number V965W – has a 1.4GHz processor (instead of a 1GHz one). Other than that, it’s got the same 4.3 inch WVGA display, 5MP rear camera with flash, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal memory. It’s no high-end device, but it’s certainly a surprise to see it being sold for under $100. I don’t think there are genuine Android handsets with similar specs that can be bought for less.
Since it runs Windows Phone 7.5, the Tania will never be updated to Windows Phone 8. But it will probably receive Windows Phone 7.8 after this version of the OS is released (in January 2013).
Old things aside, next year ZTE will have new Windows Phone 8 handsets, too – and one of them could feature a giant 5.9 inch display. We will let you know when we hear more on this.