ZTE Orbit Windows Phone officially announced [Update]

Previously, the Windows Phone Blog jumped the gun slightly by outing the ZTE Orbit before ZTE takes the stage at MWC 2012. Now we are getting some legitimate information about the ZTE Orbit, which does happen to be a low-end Windows Phone device that takes advantage of the new lowered specifications bracket of Windows Phone "Tango".

The only specifications that have been revealed about the ZTE Orbit is that there is 4 GB of internal storage and a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash. From the images it looks like there is either a 3.5-inch or 3.7-inch display, which will be 480 x 800 as the specifications mandate. There will also likely be just 256 MB of RAM and a probably a Qualcomm MSM7x27A processor as we've seen in the Nokia Lumia 610, but we don't know this for sure until we see a specifications sheet.

The ZTE Orbit will be available in "major markets around the world" in the second quarter of 2012, with no price having been announced.

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This is a good strategy as it provides a good entry point and attracts the emerging market segment which is where most of the growth potential exists.

as147 said,
This is a good strategy as it provides a good entry point and attracts the emerging market segment which is where most of the growth potential exists.

Yep, I think this will really pay off for Windows Phone.

FMH said,
This will be the year of <Product X>. For sure.

I can't take this sentence seriously anymore. It gets thrown around so much and normally it seems to end up not being true.

Intrinsica said,

I can't take this sentence seriously anymore. It gets thrown around so much and normally it seems to end up not being true.

There has only been one year - last year - that someone could have claimed "the year of Windows Phone." This hasn't reached the level of "the year of the Linux desktop"...yet.

Intrinsica said,

I can't take this sentence seriously anymore. It gets thrown around so much and normally it seems to end up not being true.

Ah yes, because Windows Phone has been around for how many years now? lol Sorry, but I can't take your comment seriously...

M_Lyons10 said,
Ah yes, because Windows Phone has been around for how many years now? lol Sorry, but I can't take your comment seriously...

I think you misread what I meant. People seem to say that "this is the year for <product X>" all the time. Not specifically in relation to the Windows Phone, but in relation to any product that they think is going to become incredibly popular. More often than not this prediction has been wrong.

EDIT: Just to clarify, I'm not taking a jab at the Windows Phone in this case. I am having a go at the sentence "This is the year for..."

~Johnny said,
Yes. Quite. And there's a few billion people out there who can't afford that, wouldn't you know...
If a person can't afford a smartphone, they shouldn't own one. These are 'luxury' devices, and want items (not need).

tsupersonic said,
If a person can't afford a smartphone, they shouldn't own one. These are 'luxury' devices, and want items (not need).

And who are you to say that an entry level smart phone shouldn't exist for these markets where they maybe can't (Or won't) purchase an expensive, high speced smart phone? What a ridiculous post. There are MANY places throughout the world where cheaper, lower speced phones are the norm and sell well. Why should these people be unable to purchase a Windows Phone when it can run on those devices? It in no way impacts you other than potentially positively as more phones access the Marketplace.

tsupersonic said,
If a person can't afford a smartphone, they shouldn't own one. These are 'luxury' devices, and want items (not need).

your right, in fact id go further - anyone who cant afford a luxury car should not be allowed to buy anything but the cheapest around, who needs a middle ground! these people huh!