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ZTE unveils Windows Phone device in UK

ZTE Tania expected to be available on deals between £10 and £20 per month

Handset maker ZTE has announced the Tania, its first handset running the Windows Phone operating system in the UK.

It has a large, 4.3in touchscreen though is only 10.7mm deep, making it one of the thinnest smartphones around. The screen itself has a WVGA resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and there's a 1GHz processor, a 5MP camera and 4GB of internal storage.

It will be launched through Brightpoint, Virgin Media, Go Mobile and another "leading specialist retailer" that the company declined to name. It's expected to be available on contracts of between £10 and £20 per month, though will cost you around £249 if you want to buy it SIM-free.

"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," said Wu Sa, director of mobile device operations at ZTE UK.

"Last year, ZTE announced its plans to build market presence with ZTE branded devices with the release of the ZTE Skate, Libra and Tureis. Our first own-brand handset to enter the market in 2012 is the ZTE Tania."

ZTE is the fourth-largest handset maker in the world and has around 4.9 percent share of the global handset market.


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