ZTE In Talks to Supply Android Handset to U.S. Operators
Dale Ying, ZTE's managing director of handset business marketing, said in an interview with Dow Jones Newswires that the company is planning to bring an Android-based handset to the U.S. market in 2010. Ying says that ZTE is in active discussions with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. ZTE is also currently testing devices with those same carriers, including both phones and modems. Ying said, "We hope to sell our smartphone to these operators next year. We see big potential in the smartphone market. We are targeting to ship more smartphones in the coming few years which will help to improve our gross margin."