ZTE Tania budget WP7 goodness revisited

ZTE Tania budget WP7 goodness revisitedI scribbled a bit about the ZTE Tania yesterday. You know the one: ZTE’s first own-brand handset of 2012, decent specs, price tag around £250, front-runner for Worst Smartphone Name of the Year.

Time for a wee gander at the official ZTE Tania press release now. What do you mean “slow news day”? Cheeky sonofa…

As I mentioned yesterday, ZTE Tania specs include a 4.3in TFT WVGA display with 480x800 resolution, 1GHz of Qualcomm MSM 8255 processing action, 5MP rear camera with autofocus and flash (no front-facing, sadly) and Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) on OS duties.

What do Microsoft and ZTE make of the Tania? Best handset ever? Probably.

ZTE’s Mr Wu Sa, director of mobile operations in the UK, screamed: “We're delighted to be working with Microsoft and as a key partner will support the industry forecasted growth on this exciting new platform with both the ZTE Tania and in the future a growing range of devices.”

The sultry Leila Martine, director of Windows Phone UK, adds: "Having ZTE join the Windows Phone family is great news. Their expertise will be crucial in delivering Windows Phone to new and different customers. We look forward to continuing and developing our relationship with ZTE in the future."

It’s official then: good times are here with the ZTE Tania. Fancy it? You can grab yourself a ZTE Tania from Clove from February 13, priced £249.99.

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Treab  Jan. 20, 2012 at 16:34

250 for a 1ghz windows 7 phone with 4gb memory... hmm or htc evo 3d for 250 dual core 1gb memory (and ram) expandable to an extra 32gb... yep zte you fail sir ... you fail.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 16:39

Craziness. £250 for two year old hardware and a not particularly well respected brand name.

Even if you never use the 3D features, as Treab says the Evo 3D is a much better buy hardware and brand wise.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 16:50

For the price you get an Acer Iconia Smart with a 16GB MicroSD... Hmmm...lemme think.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 16:52

Madness. I'd rather buy a £20 Nokia and save £230 for a nicer holiday this year :p.

Treab  Jan. 20, 2012 at 16:53

I see this as the orange monte cristo salad. at 150... its the only way it will sell decent numbers...

Treab  Jan. 20, 2012 at 16:54

Madness. I'd rather buy a £20 Nokia and save £230 for a nicer holiday this year :p.

what better than mauritius? and rome? and new york? and sydney...

typical lawyer always on holiday ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 16:59

I see this as the orange monte cristo salad. at 150... its the only way it will sell decent numbers...

Good shout there, an Orange/T-Mobile branded version of this selling for about 100 quid less would bring a lot of people into the WP7 eco-system. At this price it's going up against the Nokia 710 (on just the WP7 front).

I've never been to Italy, Australia or Mauritius. I have been to NYC but it was about 10 years ago :p.

Treab  Jan. 20, 2012 at 17:05

i would love for orange to nick that name... and go for the monte cristo salad lol be bonkers...

course you havent.. or were you soo drunk you forgot ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 17:21

For £150 this would be a bargain. What WP7 really needs though is a £100 device, like the San Fran 2/Vivacity which run Android. At the moment everything to do with WP7 is just too expensive for what it is.

sdfsf  Jan. 20, 2012 at 17:28

you lot are being stupid. this is an rrp price so this price is going to much less. And WP7 is the way

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 20:47

you lot are being stupid. this is an rrp price so this price is going to much less. And WP7 is the way
How do you know how much the Tania is going to be?
The Nokia Lumia 800 16GB in Magenta currently costs €700+ at expansys simfree... The price hasn't gone down. Ditto the ZTE Skate.
You cannot accurately predict price development. Maybe you're right, sure... But chances are initially it'll sell at the RRP. Though most people buy their phones via their carrier, so that point is moot for most, anyway.

blizzard7  Jan. 20, 2012 at 21:26

Yaaaaawn! Wake me up when you decide to make your mobile platform more interesting Microsoft.

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