Reuters reports that Ethiopia announced Sunday that it has signed a $800 Million deal with China’s ZTE, in order to expand its mobile network and infrastructure. The deal will include the introduction of a high speed 4G broadband network in its capital city Addis Ababa and the launch of 3G service throughout the country. . Read More
Mozilla has announced that the regional launches of Firefox OS smartphones will start shortly. Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica will launch the first Firefox OS devices, the Alcatel One Touch Fire and the ZTE Open soon. Individual partners will announce details regarding the launches in each market. Firefox OS smartphones are the first devices driven totally by Web technologies and offer everything you expect from a smartphone - calls, messaging, email, camera and so on, as well as providing new features to offer a personal experience. . Read More
The Verge reports that Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei has emphatically denied accusations that his company presents a danger to US intelligence and national security, refuting claims that the smartphone maker has illicit ties to the Chinese government. . Read More
CNET reports that Microsoft has signed a patent deal with Chinese manufacturer ZTE that includes all Android and Chrome devices manufactured by the firm. This latest deal has just come a week after Microsoft struck a similar deal with Foxconn's parent company, Hon Hai. Read More
Counterpoint Research has released new data on the handset/smartphone market in Japan, which shows that Apple's iPhone is leading the market. . Read More
Cannes, France – The Orchard, a digital distributor of independent label music, on Wednesday partnered with Chinese mobile firm ZTE, to develop marketing programs and content bundles to bring Orchard content to ZTE partners, including China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. ZTE delivered 30 million mobile handsets globally during 2007, is also adding applications such as music downloading and playing to its handset product range.
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