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ZTE Skate Smartphone: UK Release Date Update

Chinese mobile phone manufacturer ZTE first introduced us to the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) run Skate during the 2011 Mobile World Congress back in February. At the time the company announced that the upcoming smartphone would go on sale around the world sometime in May.

However, according to Chris Hall over at, ZTE has recently provided an update on the UK release date and although we still have not got a specific date, we do know that it will be arriving in UK stores in the early second half of this year. We guess that means around about June/July.

When asked whether the ZTE Skate — which features a 4.3-inch display, an 800MHz processor and a 5-megapixel camera — would appear as a ZTE-branded smartphone or re-branded by UK carriers, Wu Sa (ZTE UK’s director of mobile device operations) was unable to confirm the position with carriers.

However, the company did confirm that they are currently in discussions with all the tier one mobile carriers in the UK including O2, Vodafone, 3 and Everything Everywhere, who have all expressed a strong interest in ZTE’s Android run devices.

What do you think of the ZTE Skate? Would you consider buying this handset?

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Written by Tina Chubb

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