ZTE Goes Full Throttle with iMarket App Store
Chinese handset and telecom equipment maker ZTE today announced that it plans to launch a web-based application store that network operators can use to provide their customers with content. The store, named iMarket, is a white-label approach, and it will let network operators pick and choose the content they feel worth offering their customers under their own brand name. iMarket apps can be used online or off, and will support not only phones, but also PCs and tablets. As part of iMarket, ZTE is also offering network operators deployment help, consultation, and support. China Unicom is already using iMarket, and ZTE believes it is an ideal solution for smaller operators who may not have the capital to develop their own app and content stores.
ZTE Says Gigabit Phone On Deck for MWC
ZTE today said it plans to introduce a smartphone at the Mobile World Congress trade show later this month that will be capable of 1 Gbps download speeds. The phone is, fittingly, called the ZTE Gigabit Phone.
ZTE Takes On Partner to Fund Nubia Business
ZTE today said Suning Rundong has invested $297 million in Nubia Technology. Suning sells electronic goods online in ZTE's home market of China.
China Opposes US Action Against ZTE; ZTE Phone Biz Safe
China's Ministry of Commerce says the U.S. Department of Commerce's plan to prevent ZTE from exporting American-made components will be bad for Chinese firms.
ZTE's Blade V8 Phone Goes On Sale Today
ZTE today said the Blade V8 smartphone announced earlier this month is now available online. U.S.
Verizon Won't Sell Huawei Phones Either, Says Bloomberg
Verizon Wireless has cancelled any and all plans it had to sell handsets from Chinese phone maker Huawei due to pressure from the federal government, according to sources cited by Bloomberg. Verizon Wireless was on deck to sell Huawei's flagship device, the Mate 10 Pro, but has bowed to the government's wishes.