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ZTE achieve speeds of 1.7Tbit/s over fiber-optics

ZTE achieve speeds of 1.7Tbit/s over fiber-optics

While most people are lucky enough to receive high-speed internet via cable, fiber, or LTE, the carriers need serious backhaul in order to provide that to customers on a consistent basis. As we all demand faster speeds and suck down more bandwidth, they need to look ahead and see how they can add greater capacity. ZTE may just have what they’re looking for.

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China to squash US for smartphone demand says IDC

China to squash US for smartphone demand says IDC

China is expected to take the smartphone top spot in market share this year, edging ahead of the US before extending its lead significantly over the next four years, according to researchers. Developing markets will significantly shake up the smart device status-quo this decade, IDC's figures indicate, with device-obsessed nations the US and UK sliding in the rankings as China, India and Brazil grow in importance. However, their rise will also demand a new breed of handsets, it's suggested.

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Windows Phone Tango experience diluted Microsoft admits

Windows Phone Tango experience diluted Microsoft admits

Microsoft's push for low-cost Windows Phones will require some compromises by developers and users, it's been confirmed, with features like automatic image upload and Bing Local Scout getting the chop. Devices running Windows Phone Tango with just 256MB of RAM will lack support for podcast subscriptions and video podcasts, according to the Windows Team, while fast app switching will also be left off the budget-minded handsets.

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Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up

Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up

At what must be one of the most beautiful venues on earth to have a conference such as this, we've got Mobile World Congress 2012, a yearly event which takes the whole world's mobile device market and gathers it up into one big week-long masterpiece. Of course it's not as perfectly simple as that, and if you've never been to the event or have never tried to follow along with the news that spills forth from it before, you may very well have a hard time fitting all the pieces together. That's why we've got this easy to read, easy to decipher guide for you to work your way through all of the devices and services announced, displayed, and teased during the events - have a look!

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Firms focus on smartphone-naive at Mobile World Congress

Firms focus on smartphone-naive at Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress - like many trade shows - is usually punctuated by high-end devices competing for deep Western pockets, but it's devices and services for developing markets that have distinguished the big announcements in 2012. We've seen our fair share of uberphones, certainly. HTC had a trio of relatively high-end handsets, topping out with the quadcore HTC One X, and Panasonic's ELUGA range is definitely targeting more affluent, style-influenced consumers. Yet for every one HTC One Series device sold, several more handsets phones to perhaps first-time smartphone buyers are likely to pass through the cash register, and it's this market that manufacturers have targeted at MWC 2012.

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ZTE Orbit Hands-on

ZTE Orbit Hands-on

One of the first devices to be revealed with Windows Phone Tango on it right out of the box is the ZTE Orbit, a device revealed this week in ZTE's torrent of smartphone releases. This device is set for a second quarter release and is just about as basic and low-end specification having device you can find, it being part of Microsoft's initiative to bring more Windows Phone to the whole world, including areas where an inexpensive smartphone is the only sort of smartphone that's a reality for the general population. With ZTE at the helm of one of the first devices in this Tango line, will Microsoft have a winning combination on their hands?

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ZTE Era Hands-on

ZTE Era Hands-on

Along with the rest of their 2012 rebirth announced earlier today via a torrent of Android smartphones, the ZTE Era stood out as a powerhouse to be reckoned with. We've gotten the chance to take a hands-on look at an early build of this device now, it and its giant AP30+1450 quad-core processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, and 4.3-inch TFT display at qHD 960 x 540 pixel resolution. This device is certainly ZTE's greatest effort yet.

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Windows Phone Tango toting ZTE Orbit and Tania revealed

Windows Phone Tango toting ZTE Orbit and Tania revealed

This week ZTE has not been shy about its plans for 2012, namely an Era of rebirth and undeniable confidence with a set of 10 devices of all shapes, sizes, and operating systems. While most of these devices run some flavor of Android or another, ZTE brought two Windows Phone devices to the game, one of them the ZTE Orbit, the other being the ZTE Tania, both of them set for release in the second quarter of 2012.

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ZTE reveal Skate Acqua, Kis, Blade II, and more in smartphone downpour

ZTE reveal Skate Acqua, Kis, Blade II, and more in smartphone downpour

The folks at ZTE are making it rain mobile this week at Mobile World Congress 2012, coming in strong with arms full of smart devices running Android and Windows Phone for the international market. In addition to the ZTE Era announced today and the ZTE Mimosa X which we've seen previously, both of them with NVIDIA Tegra 3, there's seven Android devices and two Windows Phone devices, with most of them headed for the UK or greater Europe and a one smartphone and one tablet headed for the USA this year.

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