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ZTE Quartz smartwatch is now official and heading to T-Mobile

ZTE Quartz smartwatch is now official and heading to T-Mobile

Reports of an inbound ZTE Quartz smartwatch surfaced back in February, and following that it leaked again in March. Now the wearable has been made official in a roundabout sort of way, appearing on T-Mobile's website as an upcoming product. Though the model is currently listed only as 'coming soon,' the T-Mobile product page does reveal the watch's various features.

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ZTE nubia Z17 mini give its own take on dual cameras

ZTE nubia Z17 mini give its own take on dual cameras

You know that dual cameras are the next big thing when even "budget friendly" smartphones start sporting two cameras on their backs. And decent ones at that! ZTE sub-brand nubia has just announced the nubia Z17 mini and while its specs and design might not completely impress, for its price you are promised an acceptable, though perhaps not superb, twin 13 megapixel shooters of your own in the tradition of Huawei and Apple.

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Verizon HTC 10 gets Nougat, ZTE Axon 7 mini preview starts

Verizon HTC 10 gets Nougat, ZTE Axon 7 mini preview starts

All the new Android smartphones released this year so far, including the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, might have distracted you from one sad truth. Not all of last year's models have the joy of running Android 7.0 or 7.1.1 Nougat yet. As always, the dreaded slow-paced rollout of Android updates is keeping users from getting the latest and greatest Android version. But if you're an HTC 10 owner on Verizon's network, that painful waiting stops now. And if you own an unlocked ZTE Axon 7 Mini, it won't be long before you get your treat as well.

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ZTE Quartz Android Wear smartwatch gets leaked

ZTE Quartz Android Wear smartwatch gets leaked

Android Wear is already at its second major version but ZTE has yet to actually launch its first smartwatch. Long-rumored and almost forever-delayed, that smartwatch might finally be arriving real soon. At least if you consider these leaked photos that show a retail-ready form of the ZTE Quartz. That said, if you also consider the information that came with the images, you might wonder if it was worth the wait at all.

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ZTE nubia N1 lite tries to make a big splash at MWC 2017

ZTE nubia N1 lite tries to make a big splash at MWC 2017

When ZTE sub-brand nubia released the nubia N1 last year, it barely made a peep. With the less capable but supposedly more affordable nubia N1 lite, however, it is devoting some MWC 2017 space for it. Which is even more ironic considering the N1 lite is truly a “lite” version of the N1, though nubia promises that it has just enough features to be worth its cost.

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ZTE Blade V8 Mini and Lite offer more choices for everyone

ZTE Blade V8 Mini and Lite offer more choices for everyone

Just last month, ZTE launched its popular Blade brand in the US with the Blade V8 Pro. The point of the brand was to offer some semblance of premium features at a not so premium price. At MWC 2017, the Chinese OEM is unveiling two “offshoots” of the Blade V8 line, the Blade V8 Mini and the Blade V8 Lite. Unlike the more or less generic Blade V8 Pro, these two focus their energies, not to mention their specs, on specific user groups that may have needs that another group may not want.

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ZTE Project CSX Hawkeye phone Kickstarter campaign cancelled

ZTE Project CSX Hawkeye phone Kickstarter campaign cancelled

ZTE has cancelled its Project CSX phone Kickstarter, saying in an update on the crowdfunding website that it is ‘phasing out’ the funding campaign due to feedback from its Z-Community and through Kickstarter itself. The company goes on to say that despite phasing out the campaign, the project itself may not be over, as it is ‘reevaluating the device’ with consideration of the future.

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ZTE Quartz leaked as maker’s first Android Wear smartwatch

ZTE Quartz leaked as maker’s first Android Wear smartwatch

It seems Chinese company ZTE has a new product in the pipeline, and it comes in the form of a smartwatch. Reportedly called the ZTE Quartz, this smartwatch is poised to become the company’s first Android Wear product, signaling its move into a new market. The watch was recently the source of a leak that included an alleged photo of the product, which features a sporty blue-and-black band.

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ZTE Axon 7 Nougat update brings Daydream, Hiya caller ID

ZTE Axon 7 Nougat update brings Daydream, Hiya caller ID

ZTE is making good on its commitment to deliver a quality Android smartphone experience to the US. In addition to bringing models like the Blade V8 Pro, Axon 7 mini, and, of course, the Axon 7 itself, the Chinese OEM is now rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to its 2016 flagship. But it isn't just the sweetness of the latest Android version that will land in users' hands. ZTE is also using the opportunity to add some value to the Axon 7 with Daydream VR support as well as free caller ID and spam blocking via Hiya.

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ZTE Hawkeye Kickstarter might be canceled for higher end model

ZTE Hawkeye Kickstarter might be canceled for higher end model

With the perks of getting help, even funding, from the public comes the risks of increased scrutiny and sometimes even scathing criticism. Such is the lesson that ZTE is learning now after what was a smooth-flowing crowdsourced stunt turned into a crowdfunding disappointment. The Kickstarter for Hawkeye, the crowdsourced eye-tracking self-adhesive phone, seems to be beyond hope and ZTE is very likely to just cancel it. Not all hope, however, is lost because that could give way to a new Kickstarter with a higher end smartphone being offered.

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ZTE Hawkeye specs reconsidered amidst dismal Kickstarter

ZTE Hawkeye specs reconsidered amidst dismal Kickstarter

ZTE's Project CSX, short for Crowd Sourced X, has always been a big leap of faith. It first asked the crowds what phone they wanted to be made and is now asking them for help in funding it. All up to the Kickstarter, it has been fairly smooth sailing. But when ZTE finally unveiled everything, including the specs, things seem to have taken a downward turn. And now, ZTE is making yet another unorthodox and potentially risky action again. It is admitting it has made a mistake.

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ZTE Blade V8 Pro premium features, budget price now available

ZTE Blade V8 Pro premium features, budget price now available

At CES 2017, ZTE made two big splashes. First was the formal unveiling of the ZTE Hawkeye, it’s self-adhesive eye-tracking smartphone born out of an unorthodox crowdsourcing campaign. While its crowdfunding phase might be in a bit of trouble, ZTE’s second reveal might have better luck. It has, true to rumors, brought its Blade smartphone line to the US, starting with the ZTE Blade V8 Pro. The mid-range Android device flaunts flagship-level features at an unbeatable price and can now be yours if you so wish.

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