Saturday, July 17, 2010

ZTE's Android Racer arrives on 3 network

THE ANDROID RACER smartphone from Chinese manufacturer ZTE is now available on the 3 network.

The budget handset runs Android 2.1 Éclair and packs a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen with 240 x 320 resolution and a 3.2-megapixel camera into its 100g frame.

It retails at £109.99 with 3 or the handset can be obtained through a 24-month contract at £28 per month. This will provide 2,000 anytime anywhere minutes, 5,000 texts, 1GB Internet, 5,000 3-to-3 minutes and six months of free Spotify Premium.

racer-3uk-finalThe Racer comes with 256MB of internal memory and a 2GB micro-SD card and it can support cards up to 8GB in size. Other features include an FM radio, accelerometer, GPS and Bluetooth. Spotify Premium is integrated and the device is optimised for social networking with Facebook, Skype and Windows Live Messenger all included.

"The Racer is ZTE's next step in making smartphones available to the UK market at prices affordable by the majority of consumers," said Wu Sa, director of mobile device operations at ZTE UK.

"Mobile handsets using Android operating systems are taking a large share of the market and ZTE is investing in the innovative platform with Three to meet customer demand."

Users can purchase the phone on a pay as you go basis or on 3's latest ‘One Plan' contract.

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